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Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

This Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe is a copycat version of the restaurant’s, and I think this scampi tastes better than theirs!! Perfectly seared shrimp is coated in an intoxicating white wine and lemon butter sauce, then seasoned with garlic and Old Bay. In just 30 minutes, you can have a 5 star dish that’s even quicker and easier to make than it is to order it off the menu!

You can make this garlic shrimp scampi Red Lobster copycat recipe with frozen shrimp. In fact, it’s easier and less expensive than using fresh seafood!

If you’re thawing just before you cook the dish, place the frozen seafood in a large bowl of cold water.

Use a spoon to break the shrimps apart, and they’ll be good to go in just 15 minutes.

Another option is to put the frozen shrimps in the fridge the night before, letting them thaw on their own.

Either way you do it, be sure to pat them dry before adding them to the skillet.

Get that pan nice and hot!

Heat the oil until it’s shimmering a bit, so the shellfish starts to sear as soon as it hits the pan.

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Otherwise, you’ll end up overcooking everything and causing it to be rubbery. Yuck!

This Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe is an easy-to-make restaurant-style seafood meal that is sure to be a hit.

Tangy, garlicky, and a bit creamy and spicy, this Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe is my go-to meal when I want to spoil myself or my family.
The broth that results is so good with crusty homemade bread.You will want to soak up every last bit of it.

The trick is to cook the shrimp for just a few minutes to keep them fresh and not mushy, remove them, make the sauce (broth) and return them to the pan to heat them again a bit.
This is an absolutely wonderful meal. You can even eat them on top of freshly cooked pasta if you prefer a complete meal, but for me, bread is the only way to go!

Ingredients

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon pure olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped…
1 1/2 cups white wine, I use chardonnay
1/2 fresh lemon, Juice only
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How To Make Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

  1. Heat cast iron skillet and add olive oil.
  2. Add shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent, reduce heat. Remove Shrimp and set aside.
  3. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown – it will make it bitter.
  4. Add white wine, and lemon juice.
  5. Cook until wine is reduced by half. After it is reduced, add Italian seasoning.
  6. Reduce heat to low, and add butter. If pan is too hot, the butter will separate.
  7. Add shrimp back into sauce, add parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese
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