Learn how to make a Shrimp Scampi Pasta with this simple and easy recipe!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Recipe by caion


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See the ingredients needed for your Shrimp Scampi Pasta to be perfect. Follow the preparation instructions.


  • 1/2 lb spaghetti (with 1 Tbsp salt + 1 Tbsp olive oil to cook pasta)

  • 1 lb (or 1 bundle) asparagus, rinsed

  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined (either 16-20 or 21-25 count)

  • 1 tsp salt for shrimp

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest

  • Grated parmesan to serve


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add one tablespoon of salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Cook according to the package instructions, then return it to the pot and cover to keep warm.
  • While that pasta cooks, I’m gonna get started on the asparagus. Snap off and discard the fibrous ends, then cut the asparagus into thirds.aspargus
  • Put a large deep pan over medium high heat.
  • Add one tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon butter, and the asparagus.
  • Season lightly with a quarter teaspoon of salt and a pinch of black pepper.
  • Saute five minutes or until crisp tender and remove it from the pan.aspargus tender
  • Now add the remaining two tablespoons oil and two tablespoons butter, along with your minced garlic.
  • Cook the garlic one minute, then add shrimp in a single layer and season with a teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Cook the shrimp about two minutes per side or until they’re pink and no longer translucent.cooking shrimp
  • Once the shrimp are cooked, quickly stir in a quarter cup of fresh lemon juice, a third cup of chopped parsley, and a tablespoon of lemon zest.
  • Remove the pan from the heat so you don’t overcook the shrimp, then return the pasta and the asparagus back to the pan and toss everything to combine.
  • Your Shrimp Scampi Pasta is ready!Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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