Shrimp Scampi



Hello folks!

I am not a beach person at all.

I must say though, after this Winter, I think I may turn into a beach bum wanna-be.

I would love to be sipping a red drink out of a pineapple watching my hubby build a sand castle about now!

Check out these photos I took with my phone during our recent Winter storm…

This is our cul-de-sac.

Can you find the road?

cauldesac's House in the Winter

truck winter


Glad that’s over.

The power stayed on too, thank goodness.


So, while we were stuck cozy inside, I pulled our girls out of hibernation mode, and asked them to come and help me cook.

Our youngest, Valerie, made low fat brownie cupcakes.

She even decorated the plate with chocolate syrup & conf. sugar.

I never got a photo because we gobbled them up too fast.

She did an AMAZING job.

Luckily, the girls have made them before and I posted about it here:

Low Fat Brownies

Low Fat Brownies

So, while Val made those on her own (way to go Val!),

I taught Daphne how to make an easy

Shrimp Scampi that my sister, Carolyn, taught me years ago.

You really can’t get any easier.

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Daphne loves shrimp, so she was really into this.

She did an amazing job as well.

See our easy recipe below.

You can print it out for later.

Shrimp Scampi

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Yield: 4 servings

Shrimp Scampi


  • 1 lb. rinsed raw shrimp (we use fresh frozen uncooked but peeled w/ tail on version)
  • 1/4 stick butter (2 tbsp.)-you can substitute olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. flour mixed with 1/4 cup hot water
  • 16.9 oz. chicken stock (can do more if desired)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (grate washed lemon like it's cheese)-this is optional
  • 5 large cloves fresh garlic chopped fine
  • fresh parsley to garnish (we used dried)
  • s&p
  • rice
  • optional-green onion, fresh sliced mushrooms, fresh chopped red bell pepper


Sauté garlic on medium low heat in butter in medium pan for 3 minutes to release it's juices.

Add raw shrimp and sauté until pink, approx. 5 minutes.

While the shrimp are cooking add the lemon juice, zest, & chicken stock. Bring to a boil.

Add flour & water mixture. Stir well until it thickens. Reduce heat.

Add s&p to taste. (you must taste it!)

Garnish with parsley.

Optional-saute chopped green onion, sliced fresh mushrooms, and/or chopped red bell pepper in the beginning with the garlic if you wish to add more depth and nutrition to the dish.


Lets get those kids in the kitchen!

Daphne and Val brownies

Have a great weekend~

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16 Responses

  1. Looks delicious, Julie! Tell Daphne she’s hired {although Hubs may insist on linguini instead of rice}!! Pinned! xo

  2. Julie, I cannot get over all that snow! Wow! This Shrimp Scampi looks delicious – I’ll take some! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing – hope you have a happy week!

  3. I love cooking with my girls – and I’ll take a low fat brownie any day!!

  4. Wow, look at all that snow! We still don’t have any here, as a matter of fact we weren’t wearing jackets yesterday. So much for living in the Great White North, Eh. Your shrimp scampi recipe looks good, thanks Julie!

  5. kristin says:

    Oh my, yummy!!!! Would it be mean to tell you we are having 80 degree weather??? Love you!

  6. Yummy! I love cooking with my kids – these brownies will be perfect for cooking with them!

  7. Debbie says:

    Scampi looks delicious! Snow looks cold;)

  8. I love anything with shrimp in it and your scampi looks amazing! The brownies look darn good too and your girls are such pretty chefs!

  9. Yum…I could totally go for some shrimp right now!! Mmmm!

  10. Sharon says:

    I love shrimp any way I can get it. I will most certainly be trying this recipe!

    And I’m a total beach bum…

  11. Your scampi looks delicious, but so do your brownies.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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