Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Jessica Published March 23, 2020

If you’re craving Red Lobster’s famous Shrimp Scampi but don’t feel like heading out or spending the money, why not make it at home? With our Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Copycat, you can have your favourite meal right in the comfort of your own home and on a budget. 

Alternatively, if you’re health-conscious and looking for ways to make your favourites a little healthier, we’ve some tricks that will help you keep both your tastebuds and your waistline happy.

If you love seafood and are in need of another recipe idea, try our Copycat Outback Steakhouse Grilled Salmon recipe.

How to Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Copycat

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Learn how to make the famous shrimp scampi in the comfort of your own home. Experience the delectable plate of seafood enough for the family, without having to go over the budget.
15 mins
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  • 1 lb Medium Shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 cups White Wine
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • Grated Parmesan for garnish
  • Lemon Wedges for garnish


  • First, grab your shrimp and toss them in a bowl along with your salt and pepper.
  • Give them good mix as you want to ensure that you evenly spice the shrimp. Set aside.
  • In a medium-sized pan, heat up the olive oil.
  • Carefully pour your shrimp into the pan.
  • Keep an eye on the shrimp, stirring occasionally. Remove once pink. About 2 - 3 mins.
  • Remember not to overcook the shrimp. They should look like ‘C’ and not an ‘O’.
  • In the now-empty pot, add your minced garlic. Reduce heat so as not to burn the garlic.
  • Stir the garlic for roughly 1 minute till it becomes fragrant.
  • It is now time to add the white wine. Scrape the pan to ensure you get all the tasty pan drippings mixed in thoroughly.
  • Bring the heat back up and allow it to come to a boil. This should take between 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Once the liquid starts to boil, you can slightly reduce the heat and allow it to simmer until it has reduced to about half the volume.
  • Next comes the Italian seasoning followed by another good couple of stirs.
  • Now add the butter and allow it melt. This is followed by the chopped parsley.
  • Return your shrimp to the pot and toss carefully to coat with the sauce. Remove from heat almost immediately as you do not want to overcook the shrimp.
  • Plate and garnish with parmesan cheese, a sprig of parsley, and some fresh lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

Crusty Bread, optional but recommended

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 347mg | Sodium: 1962mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg


Commonly Asked Questions

How to devein shrimp?

You want to make sure your shrimp are peeled and deveined before cooking with them! Some people, like us, prefer to leave the tails on but you can nick those off if you prefer.

Start where the legs are and pull back to remove the shell. Most of it will come off easily enough. If you’re keeping the tails on you can keep your grip on the tail while pulling the legs back.

To devein, make a small slit along the back of your shrimp. You will note that there is a black line that runs across the back.

Use your knife to gently dislodge it before wiping it on a kitchen napkin or holding it under running water. Voila, peeled and deveined shrimp. Alternatively, you can buy your shrimp peeled and deveined for convenience.


We find that this recipe goes perfect with a few slices of crusty bread. Why bread? Crusty bread is one of the best things to soak up this garlicky-buttery sauce! Baguettes are our favourites but you can toss any type of bread in the over for a few minutes to give it a good bite!

Alternatively, this dish goes great with a steamy plate of rice or couscous, if you’re looking for a meal that is a little more filling!



A food blogger with a strong passion for all thing delicious. Being able to take a simple ingredient and transform it into something complex and delectable brings me joy. It is my mission to show you how to do the same with the simple ingredients that you have on hand. Learn how to make restaurant-worthy meals, on a budget, and right at home!

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