Shrimp Scampi Over Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Scampi Over Angel Hair Pasta

We make this quite often, but haven't added it to the site, so… here's the garlicy, buttery, shrimpy, goodness!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian


  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter divided
  • 5 large cloves garlic minced
  • lbs medium – large shrimp
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ lb Angel Hair pasta


  • Place a large sauce pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil , then add salt to the water.
  • While the water is heating, shell, devein, and remove the tails from the shrimp, but reserve the tails.
    Add the wine, tails, and shells to a sauce pot over medium heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the shells are pink and the wine has been reduced by half.
  • Remove the tails and shells from the wine sauce and set and reserve the wine sauce for later.
  • Heat the olive oil and 2 tbsp butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
    Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds – 1 minute). Then add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper to taste and sauté on one side (until just beginning to turn pink), then flip. 
  • Put the pasta in the boiling water and reduce heat to a high simmer. Pasta should be drained and removed when it is al dente.
  • Pour in the wine sauce, add red pepper flakes, and bring to a simmer until the wine sauce reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through.
    Stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice and parsley and take off heat immediately.
  • Pour the shrimp and sauce over the pasta and serve
    Shrimp Scampi Over Angel Hair Pasta

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