Who doesn’t love shrimp scampi!? Today Im sharing MY version of a shrimp scampi pasta. I stayed pretty true to an original scampi recipe with garlic and white wine but mine has a lot more brightness added in with lemon zest and of course SPICE added in with some chili flakes.
Also, little disclaimer- Shrimp scampi usually doesn’t have old bay in it- but like I said, this is MY version and I have a thing that if I make shrimp- I HAVE to put old bay somewhere in it lol. So please leave it out if you want.
I also added in some asparagus because I think shrimp and asparagus pair really nicely together and by browning the asparagus first it adds a little bit of smokiness to this dish! This pasta is tossed in a garlic white wine and butter sauce so it’s extremely simple and even for a pasta- it feels so light and fresh- great to serve during a dinner party or summer cookout! This pasta should taste lemony, spicy and rich from the addition of butter and cheese- so adjust these seasonings as you desire!
Happy Eating ?