Greek Shrimp Scampi

40 min Cook
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Greek Shrimp Scampi

Greek Shrimp Scampi

If you think traditional shrimp scampi is delicious, then try this lemony, peppery, garlic-y version from Greece. I was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida, home to the famous Sponge Docks. When I was growing up, there was a famous Greek restaurant called Pappas'. There was a similar dish on their menu that helped me inspire this dish. Hope you enjoy!
prep time
20 min
cooking time
40 min
total time
1 hour and 10 min and 30 min



  • 1 pound (500 grams) large shrimp (prawns), peeled and deveined

  • 4 Tbsp olive oil

  • 4 Tbsp butter

  • 10 minced garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbsp black pepper

  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice

  • Salt to taste


Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil and 2 Tbsp of butter in a large sauté pan or skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
Then add the shrimp, season with salt to taste and the black pepper and sauté for 1-2 minutes on one side (until just beginning to turn pink), then flip.
Add remaining olive oil and butter, along with the lemon juice and black pepper. Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes or until sauce reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through (please don't overcook your shrimp).Serve immediately.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi.


You can garnish a sprinkle of dried oregano, or chopped fresh parsley. You can also add lemon sliced when serving for an additional garnish.

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