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No Wine! Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Easy shrimp scampi without wine, add pasta and you'll have dinner in less than 30 minutes. A classic shrimp scampi linguine recipe that everyone will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian / American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 558.5kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 lb linguine pasta.
  • 1/4 cup butter.
  • 1/4 cup olive oil.
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup lemon juice.
  • 3/4 cup water/chicken broth/ shrimp stock. See notes *
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped.
  • Lemon zest optional.**
  • Red chili flakes optional.
  • 2 lb large shrimps peeled and divined.


  • Cook pasta according to package directions reserve half a cup of the cooking water, see notes for that.***
  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil then add shrimps until most of the shrimp turns pink. About 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté with shrimp for another minute until all the shrimp turn pink.
  • Reduce heat add salt, pepper, lemon juice, shrimp stock, parsley and the reserved half cup of pasta cooking water( if you chose to).
  • Stir everything well and cook for two minutes.
  • Add cooked pasta to the pot, mix then turn off the heat.
  • Serve garnished with more parsley and red pepper flakes if desired.



* To make shrimp stock, in a microwave safe bowl, I added the shrimp shells  + 3/4 cup water and microwaved for about 2 minutes. Strain and use that water for more added flavor.
** For a more added lemon flavor you can use zest of half or even full lemon according to your preference. I did not add lemon zest as my kids do not like it.
***if you care for more sauce, add half a cup of the cooked pasta water to the pan. The starch in the water will thicken the sauce a bit allowing it to adhere to the pasta more.


Calories: 558.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.2g | Protein: 40.2g | Fat: 20.3g | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 126mg