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Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Red Lobster’s Shrimp Scampi has always been one of my favorite dishes and I can’t believe HOW EASY it is to make at home!!!! This copycat version is spot on – and so simple!
5 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine Italian, seafood
Servings 4 people
Calories 379 kcal



  • Pat dry raw shrimp with tails on with a paper towel
    1 lb raw shrimp
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste.
    1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Heat oven to broil
  • Place olive oil, butter and garlic in round baking dish
    2 tbsp olive oil, 1 stick salted butter, 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • Place baking dish in broiler and heat until butter melts (low – 5-6 min, high 3-4)
  • Once butter is melted, remove the baking dish from the oven.
  • Hold the shrimp by the tails and roll it around in the garlic butter and place in the baking dish.
  • Place the dish back in the oven for 4 minutes on high broil.
  • Remove promptly from the oven and sprinkle with basil, oregano and shredded cheese.
    1/4 tsp dried basil, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 2-3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Serve as an appetizer, on top of angel hair pasta or with crusty bread and enjoy!


Can I use cooked shrimp?
No! Don’t do it! Raw shrimp cooks so quickly! Cooking cooked shrimp will just give you rubbery shrimp.
What kind of raw shrimp should I get?
Be sure to get Tail On, Peeled & Deveined – this will just make it easier for you when cooking and eating.
Can I make these in smaller, individual dishes?
Yes – as long as they’re oven safe!
Is there wine in shrimp scampi?
Some people have white wine in it but it’s not mentioned in the Red Lobster description and it doesn’t have any wine taste to it.
**We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**


Serving: 0.25gCalories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 23.9gFat: 31.4gSaturated Fat: 16.5gCholesterol: 228mgSodium: 661mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 0.1gCalcium: 75mg
Keyword copycat, red lobster, scampi, shrimp
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