I am a huge fan of a quick and easy dinner. I’m equally a huge fan of shrimp! I love shrimp, it may be my favorite seafood. Shrimp scampi? Shrimp cocktail? Fried Shrimp? You name it: I love it. But when it comes to seafood I’m not too picky particularly. Unfortunately my husband doesn’t share the same views. So when I want something fishy, I’ve only got to make enough for myself – since I will be the only one eating it. This recipe is perfect because it’s portions are for two servings (which normally would work perfect for his and hers), in my case that means I get to have it for dinner and then leftovers for lunch the next day.
The other great thing about this recipe is that there are only five-ingredients! I’m going to try and incorporate more of those kinds of recipes around here because if you all are anything like me – we’re busy people and ‘ain’t nobody got time’ for spending hours upon end in the kitchen slaving over a meal. At least I don’t anyway! This was ready in a jiffy and even with the simplicity it’s packed with flavor. I hope you enjoy!
5-Ingredient Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
The perfect, light Shrimp Scampi that's ready in no time! Makes two smaller portions, or one large portion.
- 10 shrimp rinsed and drained
- Angel hair pasta
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
In a small saucepan, sauté your garlic together with the butter for a couple of minutes.
Add your shrimp and cook 5-7 minutes.
In a separate pot, cook your angel hair pasta according to package directions; rinse, then coat with olive oil.
Top with cooked shrimp. Garnish with parsley if desired.
I added a bit of lemon and white wine to the butter and garlic sauce plus green onion as a garnish
Lemon and Dry White Wine makes it Scampi! Thank’s Bob!
Thanks for the recipe. I just used it today and it was delicious.
Hi Donna, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe!! Thanks for letting me know!
Where did the garlic from step 1 come from
Hi Danielle! The recipe calls for 2 garlic cloves, which is what Step 1 is referring to. Hope that helps, and thanks for stopping by!
I loved this dish! It was so easy and so quick to make. I used basil infused olive oil for extra flavor and it came out great! Thanks for the great recipe!
Awesome, thank you so much for coming back to let me know!
Think this dish would work with chicken? I’m not a fan of shrimp, but love the idea of its simplicity. Thanks!