Hi, today you just need to envision yourself transported to the picturesque Italian coast, where the scent of garlicky butter and juicy shrimp wafts through the air, enticing your senses with each inhalation. This is the secret to Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi, the culinary masterpiece that personifies decadence and finesse.
Shrimp Scampi, with its roots in Italian tradition, has become a classic that everyone loves because of its great flavor and ease of preparation. Using a symphony of flavors that will take you to a realm of beach ecstasy, Red Lobster has improved this classic meal by using only the finest ingredients.
The buttery garlic sauce is a tender touch over the juicy shrimp, and the subtle notes of lemon and white wine bring out the best in each bite. Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi, whether eaten as an appetizer or a main meal, takes your taste buds on an unforgettable adventure that will have you coming back for more.
What is Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster?
Savory garlic butter sauce coats juicy shrimp in this seafood masterpiece known as red lobster shrimp scampi. A silky sauce filled with garlic, butter, lemon, and white wine envelops each juicy shrimp, bursting with flavor. Famous for its simplicity and great flavor, this classic dish is a favorite at Red Lobster.
Shrimp Scampi, whether eaten as an appetizer or a main course, is a favorite among seafood enthusiasts seeking a memorable meal due to its rich aroma and delicious flavors. Try my Butterfly Shrimp or Broiled Shrimp if truly a shrimp lover!
Overview: How To Cook Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster!
This simple yet flavorful recipe begins by heating a cast iron skillet and adding olive oil. Once hot, shrimp are tossed in and cooked until tender and opaque, then set aside briefly.
After that, we pour in a splash of white wine and lemon juice and let it simmer until reduced by half. Once concentrated, we sprinkle in Italian seasoning for extra flavor. Then we lower the heat, add a knob of butter, and ensure the pan isn’t too hot, preventing the butter from separating.
We finish the dish by returning the shrimp to the skillet, tossing in a handful of fresh parsley, and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. A final sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese completes this mouthwatering one-pan meal, ready to enjoy directly from skillet to plate.
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Spicy Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster Recipe
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Spatula or Tongs
- Measuring Spoons
- Cutting Board and Knife
- 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp garlic finely chopped
- 1/2 fresh lemon (juice)
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp pure olive oil
- 1, 1/2 cups white wine
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp parsley
- Heat a cast iron skillet and add olive oil.
- Add shrimp and cook until tender, then set aside.
- Cook minced garlic for 2-3 minutes, ensuring it doesn't brown.
- Pour in white wine and lemon juice, simmer until reduced by half.
- Add Italian seasoning once the sauce is reduced.
- Reduce heat and add butter, ensuring it doesn't separate.
- Return shrimp to the skillet, add parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving. Enjoy!
Possible Variations With This Recipe!
A few ways to customize this recipe are as follows:
- If you’re not in the mood for shrimp, try a different protein. Of course! Scallops, or even some robust fish pieces like halibut or cod, would be good options.
- Are you considering becoming a vegan? Veggie Power can help. Substitute tofu or tempeh for the prawns. Substitute vegan-friendly butter or regular ol’ olive oil for the butter. And if you’re craving something cheesy, try a vegan Parmesan.
- Is Italian seasoning not in the cupboard? Herb It Up! Not a problem! Use dried oregano, thyme, and basil to make your own blend, or use garden-fresh basil, parsley, and thyme.
- Citrus Twist: In the mood for adventure? Try out a variety of citrus tastes! A squeeze of lime or tart orange juice may add a refreshing twist to any dish.
- Wine Not?: Don’t worry if you run out of white wine. To maintain flavor, try substituting vegetable or shellfish broth, or adding a splash of dry vermouth.
- “Say Cheese!” Who doesn’t like Parmesan? I don’t care! Try Asiago or Pecorino Romano instead, or omit the cheese completely if you want.
- Get a Little Spicy: Want something spicy? If you want your sauce on the spicy side, add some red pepper flakes or a splash of hot sauce while it simmers.
Now is the time to put your own spin on this dish! Fun and flavor exploration are at the heart of cooking. Have fun!
What to Serve With Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster?
- Spaghetti Stuffed Garlic Bread
- Dill Potato Salad
- Cucumber Salad
- Homemade Corn Tortillas
- Southern Macaroni Salad
- Sazerac Cocktail
Storing and Re-serving leftovers!
Have you got any shrimp scampi leftovers? Not a problem!
- Putting it in the fridge is as simple as putting it in an airtight container. But hey, savor it again soon because shrimp doesn’t last forever. To get the most out of the flavor, eat any leftovers within three days.
- Put away the microwave now that you’re about to reheat that delicious shrimp scampi. Alternatively, get a skillet and go over to the burner. Incorporate the remaining shrimp, sauce, and delicious seasonings after heating. Give everything a chance to warm up and mix together; doing so will restore that wonderful flavor.
- An expert tip: after it’s heated through, add a little more parmesan cheese for a cheesy topping. There you have it! Your beloved shrimp scampi is back in business and prepared to tantalize your taste senses once more. Have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use a different type of skillet instead of cast iron?
A: Absolutely! While a cast iron skillet is preferred for its even heat distribution, you can use any skillet you have on hand. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.
Q: Can we skip garlic from this recipe?
A: Of course! While garlic adds a lot of flavor to the dish, you can omit it if you have an allergy or simply don’t enjoy the taste.
Q: Can I use dried parsley instead of fresh?
A: Yes, you can use dried parsley if you don’t have fresh on hand. Just remember to adjust the quantity, as dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor compared to fresh.
Q: Can I use pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use pre-cooked shrimp if you prefer. Just be mindful not to overcook them when reheating in the sauce to avoid making them tough.