Italian Shrimp (Scampi Italiano) Recipe

The italian shrimp or scampi italiano is a peppy and savory shrimp recipe made with large shrimps. Seasoned with a spicy mix of garlic with parsley and pimiento, the italian shrimp is skillet cooked till tender. Finished with some lemon juice and butter, i love these zesty shrimps with rice or pastas. they definately add a start to the meal.


Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient


 Olive oil/Other cooking oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Minced parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Pimento1 , mashed (Whole)
 Large fresh shrimp2 Pound, shelled and deveined
 Butter/Margarine3 Tablespoon
 Lemon juice3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1881 Calories from Fat 1279

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 145 g222.9%

Saturated Fat 38.1 g190.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1096.8 mg

Sodium 5479.9 mg228.3%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.6%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10%

Sugars 3.6 g

Protein 138 g276.6%

Vitamin A 83.1% Vitamin C 162.3%

Calcium 20.8% Iron 17.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mix oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, and pimento.
Dip shrimp in mixture and cook in a hot skillet over low heat about 2 minutes on each side.
Spoon 2 or 3 tablespoons of the oil mixture over shrimp; cover and cook until tender (5 to 8 minutes), turning once.
Transfer shrimp to a serving dish.
Add butter and lemon juice to the skillet; stir and heat until mixture begins to sizzle.
Pour over shrimp and serve hot.