Shrimp Scampi

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// Shrimp Scampi

Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

2-3 mins

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Light, lemony, and garlicky, this classic shrimp scampi pulls double duty as both an easy weeknight meal or dinner party-worthy centerpiece. Tender shrimp is sauteed in a simple sauce of white wine, butter, and garlic, with red pepper flakes and cayenne for an extra kick. Serve alone, atop al dente pasta, or with crusty bread.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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The Small Dish


  • 1 tablespoon white wine or chicken stock
  • ½ clove garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice, plus extra for serving
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz (115g) large shrimp, peeled, and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients except the shrimp and parsley to the Anyday dish and mix to combine.
  2. Cook in the microwave uncovered for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp and stir until well-coated. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  4. Cook for 1-2 minutes (stirring halfway through), or until shrimp is orange and cooked through. If needed, continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  5. Stir the shrimp to coat it in the sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Enjoy this delicious recipe on its own, over pasta, or with a piece of crusty bread.

Recipe notes

  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.