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Shrimp Scampi with Garlic Toast

Shrimp sauteed in garlic, then simmered in a light broth. Piled high on garlic toast for an appetizer or as a main dish!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: garlic, shrimp
Servings: 4
Author: Sarah Ricci


Shrimp Scampi

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 5 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 lb Large Shrimp peeled, deveined, + tail on
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup Parsley chopped
  • Salt + Pepper to taste

Garlic Toast

  • 1 Baguette cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced


Shrimp Scampi

  • Peel and devein shrimp by making a shallow slit down the middle of the back to expose the black intestine. Lift out the black vein with the point of a paring knife and wipe it off. Keep base of tail on so the tip of shrimp stay juicy.
  • Heat olive oil and 2 tbsp. of butter in large pan or skillet. Add in the minced garlic and saute until fragrant (about 1 minute). Add in shrimp, salt + pepper to taste and saute for about 2 minutes on one side. Once the shrimp begin to turn pink, flip them over using tongs.

  • Pour in chicken broth and the red pepper flakes and simmer for about 2 minutes. The sauce will reduce by about half.
  • Add in the remaining 2 tbsp of butter, lemon juice and parsley and remove the pan from the heat.

Garlic Toast

  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • Cut baguette into 1/2 inch slices
  • In a small bowl, combine butter + minced garlic and melt in microwave. Brush melted butter + garlic onto both sides of the baguette slices.
  • Place the bread on the grill. Cook and turn occasionally, until the bread is crisp on both sides.


Not in the mood for toast. Swap for favorite pasta! Low carb version: Serve this over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. Alternative to grilled toast: You can broil them in your oven on the low temperature for one and a half minutes on each side