Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

This Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe is a delicious 30 minute meal that cooks in a buttery, lemon garlic sauce and is breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping. Combined, this meal is irresistible! A true restaurant quality meal right at home!

If you love shrimp then Sticky Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp, Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta or Baked Coconut Shrimp are some of my go-to recipes for you to try!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

So, here is a little known fact about me. I do not like shrimp. Like at all. But, I really have never given it a chance.  My hubby on the other hand loves shrimp. He is always asking me to make shrimp for dinner. So, I usually compromise and make shrimp a couple of times a month. It has worked out for both of us!

Shrimp scampi is such a classic and delicious meal, so I decided to give it a go.  Well, let me tell you, I LOVED this meal!  It starts out with so many of my favorite flavors. You first cook the shrimp in a butter lemon garlic sauce. Is there even a better flavor combination that that? Then, top it with a parmesan herb bread crumb topping, and broil the shrimp for a couple of minutes to get nice and crispy.  The best part is adding the pasta to the shrimp and it gets coated in the buttery lemon garlic sauce. It is to die for.  One reason I now love shrimp is because the whole process seriously only takes minutes to cook.

Basically, even if you don’t think you like shrimp, you have got to give this recipe a try! I couldn’t even believe how much I loved this meal!  All of the flavors are incredible and the crispy parmesan bread crumb coating on the shrimp is unbelievably good! You guys are going to love creating this restaurant quality dinner in the comfort of your own kitchen!

Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:

  • Garlic cloves: Add the minced garlic into the butter/oil combo until fragrant.
  • Butter and Olive oil: The mix of butter and oil make the perfect fragrant and flavorful saute for the shrimp.
  • Medium shrimp: Buying uncooked,peeled and de-veined will save you prep time.
  • Lemon juice: To taste (one tablespoon is a good place to start)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Dried oregano: Mix fresh oregano together with the parsley for a great earthy flavor.
  • Parmesan cheese: Freshly grated will melt nicely over the shrimp.
  • Bread crumbs: Combine with the seasonings and parmesan and sprinkle over the top.
  • Parsley: Fresh minced.
  • Linguine pasta: Linguine is the classic choice for this dish, but most pasta will work well.

Let’s Cook Up Some Shrimp!

  1. Cook shrimp in garlic butter saute: In a 10 inch skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and pepper. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink.
  2. Create crumble and sprinkle on shrimp: Combine pepper, oregano, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and parsley in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of the shrimp and broil for 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown.
  3. Serve: This shrimp pairs well with hot pasta.

The process of making lemon garlic shrimp in a skillet.

What types of pasta can be made with Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi?

  • Linguini: is the recommended pasta for shrimp scampi. The noodles are not too thick and are capable of locking in the creamy sauce and flavors while enjoying the lighter side of a noodle. The cream compliments the noodle and the shrimps tender meat. When serving a linguine pasta you will want to use less pasta on each plate. This will leave the focus on the shrimp and sauce and bring out those bold flavors.
  • Angel Hair:  is a very light pasta. It is a thin strand of pasta that is great for shrimp scampi. It holds in the great flavors from the lemon garlic sauce.
  • Vermicelli: is lighter than angel hair and very delicate. If you are looking for a lighter dish, this pasta is the best one for that. You will not need as much sauce with vermicelli.

What Can I serve with Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi?

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a meal all in itself. You can enjoy it with pasta and have your dish complete. If you are looking to add on to your meal and enjoy a few other sides to go along with it, I would recommend a salad, bread and/or a savory dish that blends well with the shrimp scampi. A good salad with light flavors but unique textures and vegetables are a great side. Thick, rich garlic bread or warm breadsticks are great to have while eating your Lemon Shrimp Scampi meal too. Enjoy these suggested three sides to go along with your Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi!

  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad 
  • Homemade Bread Twist
  • Creamy Cauliflower Au Gratin with Bacon

Lemon garlic shrimp in a bowl over top linguine noodles with a fork inside the bowl.

Here are More Delicious Shrimp Recipes:

    • Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp
    • Creamy Parmesan Garlic Shrimp Pasta
    • Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus
    • Shrimp and Asparagus Skillet
    • Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet


Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a delicious 30 minutes meal that cooks in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping. A restaurant quality meal right at home!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Italian, Italian American
Keyword Lemon garlic shrimp scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 422kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers


  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 8 oz linguine pasta cooked (or pasta of choice)


  • In a 10 inch skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and pepper. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink.
  • Combine pepper, oregano, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and parsley in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of the shrimp and broil for 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown. Serve with hot pasta.



Updated on May 3, 2020

Originally Posted on January 24,  2019


Serving: 5g | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 2mg

Bicol Express + Steamed Okra

Bicol Express is a pork dish made rich and creamy by coconut milk . It’s very spicy because it’s cooked with lots of fresh green finger chillies.

..And it’s one of my favorite dishes. I love anything with coconut milk and bagoong! I think these two ingredients can make any dish delectable.

The past few days has been nothing but challenging. Challenging because I’m really beginning to get tired of staring at the four corners of our home. To be honest, I’m also getting tired of all the cooking and cleaning. Hay, I need to do something new or else I think I’ll go crazy.

I’ve been back to working out the last week of April. 30-minutes per day muna, syempre. It’s one of the things being advised that we should do everyday to be healthy and boost our immune system. Basically one of the ways to beat Covid-19, right? So I hauled my lazy ass and started doing it. Waaah, ang hirap mag-motivate ng self every morning. Kayo ba?

Tapos syempre, add more veggies in our diet. That’s why I paired this yummy Bicol express with steamed okra and Cauli Rice.

READ: Cauliflower Rice

It’s very easy to cook as well, just sauté all the ingredients and then simmer them until pork is tender. Hope you’ll like my Bicol Express recipe.



  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 500g pork liempo, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 pieces green finger chilli, sliced
  • 1½ cup coconut milk, I used Coco Mama
  • 2 tbsp shrimp paste (bagoong)
  • patis to taste
to serve
  • 9 pieces steamed okra
  • cauli rice or steamed rice
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic and onion until onion becomes wilted.
  2. Add in pork liempo and cook until a little brown.
  3. Pour coconut milk. Simmer for 10-20 minutes or until the pork becomes tender.
  4. Add finger chillies and shrim paste. Simmer until sauce is reduced.
  5. Season with patis to taste.
  6. Serve with steamed rice or cauli rice and steamed okra on the side.

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