Shrimp Scampi with Parmesan Risotto Recipe

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Toni King Modified: March 22, 2022
Shrimp Scampi with Parmesan Risotto Recipe

How To Make Shrimp Scampi with Parmesan Risotto

Shrimp scampi is known for its rich, strong taste and the risotto enhances this flavor with its own neutral taste. Add Parmesan cheese for a creamier dish.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Parmesa Risotto:

  • 6cupschicken stock
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • ½cupshallots,or yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1cuparborio rice
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 4tbspbutter
  • cupParmesan Cheese,grated
  • salt and freshly-cracked black pepper

For Shrimp Scampi:

  • 3tbspbutter
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1tspred pepper flakes,taste
  • ½white onion,finely diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,slivered or minced
  • 1lblarge shrimp,shelled and de-veined
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 2lemon juice
  • pinchessalt and freshly-cracked black pepper
  • parsley,chopped, fresh flat-leaf, for garnish


  1. Heat stock in a saucepan over medium heat; keep at a low simmer. Heat olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots to oil, and cook, stirring, until translucent.

  2. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add rice, and cook, stirring, until rice begins to make a clicking sound like glass beads for 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine to rice mixture. Cook, stirring until wine is absorbed by the rice.

  3. Using a ladle, add ¾ cup hot stock to the rice. Using a wooden spoon, stir the rice constantly, at a moderate speed.

  4. When the rice mixture is just thick enough to leave a clear wake behind the spoon, add another ¾ cup of stock.

  5. Continue adding stock ¾ cup at a time and stirring constantly until rice is mostly translucent but still opaque in the center. Rice should be al dente but not crunchy.

  6. As rice nears doneness, watch carefully and add smaller amounts of liquid to make sure it does not overcook.

  7. The final mixture should be thick enough that grains of rice are suspended in liquid the consistency of heavy cream. It will thicken slightly when removed from heat.

  8. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into serving bowls, and top with shrimp scampi.

  9. Heat olive oil, butter, and red pepper flakes in a large skillet over medium heat.

  10. Add onions and cook for two or three minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.

  11. Increase heat to high, and add in the shrimp in a single layer.

  12. Add wine, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip shrimp and cook for an additional minute or two until the shrimp are pink and opaque, then remove from heat.

  13. Serve with parmesan risotto.


  • Calories: 897.66kcal
  • Fat: 49.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.83g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.21g
  • Fiber: 2.76g
  • Sugar: 9.49g
  • Protein: 38.14g
  • Cholesterol: 223.96mg
  • Sodium: 1674.71mg
  • Calcium: 409.01mg
  • Potassium: 790.34mg
  • Iron: 4.39mg
  • Vitamin A: 318.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.71mg
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