This shrimp scampi without wine is every bit as light and flavorful as the traditional recipe. It combines perfectly seasoned shrimp in a rich garlic butter sauce to make an irresistible and quick weeknight dinner the whole family will love. It's seriously so delicious, and you'll love how easy it is to make!
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The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe Without Wine
If you love shrimp scampi, I have no doubt that this version without wine is going to be your new favorite. It's quick and easy, made with simple ingredients, and just crazy delicious!
The shrimp scampi sauce is light and rich with a buttery garlicky flavor, and the shrimp cooks to perfection. Honestly, I think using bone broth instead of wine in this recipe makes for an ever more delicious shrimp scampi sauce. And instead of cooking with it, you can just enjoy a glass of wine on the side with dinner!
Now, the best part about shrimp scampi without wine is how easy it is to make! Seriously, all you have to do is melt the butter and add in the rest of the scampi sauce ingredients, then toss in the shrimp and let everything simmer until it all cooks to perfection.
It'll take no longer than 20 minutes, and everything cooks in one pan, so this really is the perfect busy weeknight dinner recipe!
As I mentioned earlier, you only need a couple of common household ingredients to make this shrimp scampi without wine. And I bet you probably have all of them on hand already!
Anyway, here's everything you'll need to make shrimp scampi with no wine:
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 5 tbsp. salted butter, divided
- 5-6 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ⅓ cup chicken stock
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice + zest of 1 Iemon
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- sea salt and freshly ground pepper
- chopped parsley
See what I mean by simple?!
By the way, when it comes to using fresh or frozen shrimp, it's really up to you. If you decide to use frozen raw shrimp, you'll want to let them thaw overnight, or you can put them in a bowl of cold water and let them thaw for about 20 minutes before using them.
Anyway, if you want to add pasta to this recipe to bulk up the meal, feel free to mix in some cooked angel hair pasta or linguine pasta.
Speaking of pasta, you can use all of these ingredients to make this Olive Garden shrimp scampi recipe, so you might want to give that a try next!
How To Make Shrimp Scampi Without Wine
Get ready for the easiest shrimp recipe you're ever going to make. Seriously, just 3 simple steps are all you have to follow to make it, and everything cooks in one pan!
So with that said, let's stop wasting time and get cooking!
Step 1: Make The Scampi Sauce
First, grab a large skillet and melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. And make sure to reserve 1 tablespoon of butter since you'll need that for later.
Next, you can add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the melted butter and olive oil mixture and let this cook for 1-2 minutes, making sure to stir often to the garlic doesn't burn.
Then, you'll want to add the chicken stock, bring the scampi sauce to a simmer and let the scampi sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Step 2: Cook The Shrimp
Once the scampi sauce has simmered, you can add the shrimp and season everything generously with salt and black pepper. Now you'll want to cook shrimp on one side for 1-2 minutes, then flip it and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are no longer pink.
Step 3: Serve
As soon as the shrimp cook, you can stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter along with some fresh lemon juice and lemon zest.
Then just mix this well to combine it all together, and serve your shrimp scampi warm with a garnish of chopped parsley and even some grated parmesan cheese.
Enjoy with some crusty bread like this garlic bread or anything else you want on the side!
How To Store Shrimp Scampi
This recipe for shrimp scampi without wine makes 4 servings, so it's perfect for an appetizer or as a part of the main course.
If you end up with leftovers, consider yourself lucky because it tastes even better the second day! You can store any leftover cooked shrimp in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. And if you want to keep the shrimp for longer, you can store it in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Shrimp Scampi
When you're ready to enjoy your shrimp scampi again, it's pretty good cold, but you can definitely reheat it if you want to.
To reheat your shrimp scampi, I suggest using the stovetop again. Just set the heat to medium, add your shrimp to a skillet with a little chicken or shrimp stock, place the lid on the skillet, and cook for a few minutes until warm.
You can also place your shrimp scampi in a baking dish with a splash of chicken or shrimp stock and cover it with foil, then cook at 275°F for about 10-15 minutes or until thoroughly warmed.
FAQS About This Shrimp Scampi Recipe
What Is In a Scampi Sauce?
Scampi sauce is typically made up of a simple combination of butter, garlic, and white wine. In this recipe, broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest are used instead for a light and bright flavor.
What Can I Substitute For White Wine In Shrimp Scampi?
You can substitute any type of stock - like chicken stock, shrimp stock, or fish stock - and add lemon juice and zest for wine in shrimp scampi.
Is White Wine Important For Shrimp Scampi?
Yes, white wine is important for shrimp scampi, but if you use an equal substitute like I just mentioned above, the flavorful sauce will turn out just as delicious!
Wrapping It Up
Well, that's how to make shrimp scampi without wine!
This shrimp scampi recipe is truly a life-saver if you don't have a lot of time to make dinner or need something that'll impress but doesn't take much effort to make. It's been my go-to recipe for hosting recently, and everyone always loves it!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe for shrimp scampi without wine as much as me and everyone who's tried it does.
As always, if you make it, leave a comment below and let us know how it turned out!
More Easy Shrimp Recipes
If you're looking for more easy shrimp recipes that are just as delicious as this one, we have a ton on the blog that you can check out next!
Here are some reader favorites:
- Chicken and shrimp alfredo
- Beer battered shrimp
- Garlic shrimp spaghetti
- Blackened shrimp
- Pan seared shrimp
- Firecracker shrimp
- In a large skillet, melt the butter (all but 1 tbsp. of butter) and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes (if you are using red pepper flakes) and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often to make sure the garlic doesn't burn.
- Add stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook shrimp on one side for 1-2 minutes, then flip and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes more until no longer pink.
- Stir in the remaining 1 tbsp. butter, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well and serve with chopped parsley.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g