15 Minute Shrimp Scampi

We made this for dinner last night and it was phenomenal. It was one of those meals where I grabbed seconds when I still had my first portion on my plate just in case it went so fast I wouldn't get the chance. Derek had thirds, always a good sign. I think I officially know what I'm making for Father's Day this year.

Another thing that I loved about this was how quick and easy it was to make. You throw the shrimp and sauce together while the pasta is cooking, which for me was 10 minutes, and then you're good to go with on delicious meal!

One more thing, can we talk about this delicious picture? I think this might be my best food picture to date. I've set a goal for myself to get more of my recipes on Foodgawker and so I've been taking the time to actually take decent photos, I think it's paying off!

8oz angel hair pasta
2 tbsp butter
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp dried parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the butter is melted add the garlic, red pepper flakes, and shrimp to the pan. Cook on low 2-3 minutes until the shrimp is cooked and pink. Then add the lemon juice and chicken broth, and let it cook down for a few minutes.

Drain the pasta when it is done cooking and then add it in the pan with the shrimp. Toss is with the Parmesan and dried parsley, then serve immediately!


  1. This sounds absolutely delicious - yum, I will have to add it to my list of things I need to make!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. I need to try this!! I love shrimp scampi, and yours looks delicious!