How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi: A Seafood Favorite

By Rose | Seafood

Mar 18
How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi: A Seafood Unlover’s Favorite

Honestly, I am not a seafood person. I am more fond of eating beef, pork, chicken, or anything that's thick meat and fatty. Well yes, you're right, I am guilty of eating unhealthy choices, but I always aim to eat a variety of different food. Of course, I am conscious of my health as well, that's why I always make sure I include seafood on my weekly meal plan.

Although my confession speaks a lot of my unhealthy behavior, I can't deny that Red Lobster shrimp scampi has changed my mind and persuaded me to love seafood.


Seafood Benefits

Seafoods is low in fat, rich in omega-3, and high in protein, which makes it a good alternative to meat. Omega-3, the popular healthy fatty acid, is good for the heart, prevents high blood pressure, reduces inflammation and can boost your brain.

If you haven't been eating seafood recently, especially the kids, take note that dietitians recommend you at least 8 ounces of seafood a week. This is why I always put seafood into my meal plan. The amount of nutrients it contains are as numerous as the number of fishes there are in the sea. So, it’s time to assess if you have been eating enough seafood.

  • The shrimp is a great source of selenium that can help to fight cancer-causing free radicals because of its antioxidant properties.
  • Moreover, it contains zinc, B3, and vitamin D. If you have high cholesterol levels but can't resist the allure of fat-containing food, then eat shrimps, as they contain less cholesterol than meat.
Shrimp benefits
Lobster benefits
  • Alhough they are expensive, lobsters are highly nutritious. Like shrimps, they contain selenium, which helps to boost your immune system.
  • Although their cholesterol content is higher than shrimps, it's still lower than meat or poultry. Whether it is steamed or grilled, lobster can satisfy your hungry stomach.

Lobster shrimp is undeniably delicious, but my one problem with it is the high price! But that doesn't stop me from getting what I want, especially as this is my favorite seafood recipe (in fact, one of my few seafood recipes).

I created this recipe, which is just as tasty and a lot cheaper  than the pricey ones, so you will save money, as well as enjoy the taste of this delicious dish.

Red Lobsters are great with crusty bread and fettucine as a side dish. I'm sure your family will crave this dish once you start serving our favorite seafood recipe.

Every week, I create a meal plan for the family, making sure that the three major food groups - carbs, protein, and fruits and vegetables - are all included. Due to popular demand, I now prepare Red Lobster shrimp scampi more often each month.

  • Just a tip: If you are going to buy shrimps, then frozen ones are good, but fresh shrimps are better. However, fresh shrimps are sometimes too expensive and rare to find, so use frozen shrimps during these times, as they are available throughout most of the year.

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Apart from the taste and relatively cheap price, it’s incredibly easy and convenient to make. To prove me right, let’s get started.

How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is for 5, but it is up to you how many people you want to cook for. Just adjust the quantity of each ingredient.

What We Need

  • 2 lbs of shrimps, medium-sized, peeled.
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil, pure.
  • 3 tbsp of garlic, finely chopped.
  • 2 cups of white wine.
  • 1 extracted lemon juice, fresh.
  • 2 tsp of Italian seasoning.
  • 1 1/2 cup of butter, softened.
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of parsley.
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated.

What To Do

How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi
  1. To start, put a medium-sized pan over a medium-high heat. Make sure that your pan is hot enough. You can check this by putting 2 drops of water onto the surface. If the water sizzles, it is a sign that the pan is hot enough.
  2. Pour the olive oil, then cook the shrimps for about 5 minutes or until they turn pink. Remove the shrimps from the pan and then set them aside. Lower the heat to medium.
  3. Put in the garlic next and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add both the lemon juice and white wine and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to half. Then reduce the heat, drizzle in the Italian seasoning and butter.
  5. Cook until the butter melts completely.
  6. Once it is melted, add the parsley to the pan, followed by the shrimps. Combine or marinade them, so that the shrimps are coated by the sauce.
  7. Cook on a low heat and make sure that the coating is absorbed by the shrimps.
  8. Remove the shrimps from the pan and top them with parmesan cheese.
  9. Serve hot with fettuccine, salad, or crusty bread.
How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Just because you are a not a seafood fan, doesn’t mean that you can't dive into tasty seafood cuisine. I now know how good Red Lobster shrimp scampi tastes, and you can too.

If you have a similar story, we'd be very pleased to hear from you! Share your experiences of making our special seafood recipe and tell us about the challenges you found while cooking it. Once you have tasted this dish, you won't be able to get enough of it!


About the Author

There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

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Joseph May 21, 2019

Ya gotta love this one ,,My scampi ,, Butter , olive oil a great one is California, in a green glass bottle , fresh rosemary couple sprigs remove stems and dice leaves ,a poblano pepper or a green bell diced ,several cloves of garlic diced or sliced dats up yo your love of it , chardonnay ,a buttery one Bear foot is reasonable and good have a glass while cooking. pan med heat add olive oil den butter equal parts ,,30 seconds or until garlic smell permeates air ,,add rosemary stir 30 seconds turn up heat to a simmer ,,shrimp should be detained ,16 20s are a good size or 10 12s even better to stand up around white rice and pouring sauce over center,,, lay shrimp in pan ,,keep eye on center do not cook through center should be rare dean turn over watch carefully to keep succulent and juicy watch center as it turn opaque toss in a small act. of green peppers it adds a little crunch and color da shrimp is the queen of the dish add a splash of ice chardonnay if you like or serve up another glass set shrimp around rice o on pasta ,,angle hair is best ,,again strip is queen of da dish. ….remember garlic is to flavor like rosemary if heat is to high when melting butter in olive oil da garlic will brown and in my opinion changes flavor not good but standard scampi Italion rec ice like that browning I love the taste of this recipe and treasured by all I have prepared it for remember if its not great try and try again. PEACE always

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