Shrimp Scampi


My husband loves shrimp. He’s Cajun, so that isn’t really a surprise. He keeps bugging me to make crawfish, too. Shellfish and I have something of a torrid past, as one of my earliest memories is getting violently ill at a seafood restaurant. I still have a hard time finding the smell of cooking shrimp appetizing, but I am coming around to the flavor. This Shrimp Scampi is my favorite shrimp recipe to date, which is kind of amazing considering how easy it is and how few ingredients are involved. A flavorful sauce of olive oil, garlic, and white wine (if you’re very sensitive to wine, you can use broth instead) makes these little critters the perfect accompaniment to just about any side.

Shrimp Scampi
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Serves: 4 servings
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled
  • ⅓ cup dry white wine or bone broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  1. Cook the garlic in the olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for five minutes.
  2. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp. Cook, stirring, another five minutes, until the shrimp is done.
  3. Add the wine and butter and cook another minute, then add the lemon juice and stir well.
  4. Garnish with the parsley to serve.


About Christina Feindel

Christina Feindel came to the AIP after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, Celiac, and Interstitial Cystitis in her early twenties after more than a decade of declining health. As her degenerative and debilitating symptoms began disappearing, Christina began sharing recipes and experiences at A Clean Plate and is now the author of several healthy e-books. Christina believes that good, healthy food should be accessible and appealing to anyone on any budget, with any amount of time, and with the bare minimum of ingredients. She also believes that any illness can be improved or even eliminated by starting with a clean plate. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.


  • Erin says

    Is this missing an ingredient? Why does it say to add butter in step 3?

    • Christina Feindel says

      Sorry, it should say oil! The non-AIP version I make for my family uses butter.

      • Basmah says

        How much extra oil should we put in for step 3? Thanks in advance 🙂

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