Shrimp Scampi

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The recipe below is a very popular southern style Shrimp recipe. Serve this wonderful scampi as a first course or serve with hot cooked rice or angel hair pasta and a salad for a complete meal.


By Diana Rattray


1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
1/3 cup clarified butter
4 tablespoons minced garlic
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper, to taste


Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Add chopped parsley and salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.
Serves four as a main dish or 8 as a first course.

Southern Food Guide, Diana Rattray

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Cook Time: 1 hour

  • Boiled / Steamed
  • Easy
  • Main Courses