November 15, 2018
Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

by Berkeley Wellness  

In Italian, a scampo is any of several small lobsterlike crustaceans, including, most notably, prawns. Scampi (the plural) are often prepared very simply with garlic and olive oil (or butter), and Americans have borrowed the word scampi to indicate this cooking style. Thus Shrimp Scampi is shrimp that are prepared with oil and garlic, even though the literal translation would be “Shrimp Prawns.”


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice


1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the shrimp and salt, and cook until the shrimp are not quite opaque throughout, about 2 minutes.

2. Add the parsley and lemon zest, and cook 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, swirling to combine.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 140 calories, 5g total fat (1g saturated), 200mg cholesterol, 0g dietary fiber, 3g carbohydrate, 22g protein, 525mg sodium.

A good source of: omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin D.

Also see Shrimp Jambalaya.