Scampi are tiny lobsters, which is what the original Scampi dish was made with. Now, there are many variations found throughout the United States. In Louisiana, we make our Scampi with Gulf Shrimp, hence the dish Louisiana Shrimp Scampi!
Today, we are sharing our family Shrimp Scampi recipe with you – exactly how we make it in Louisiana.
This dish is beloved by many for its rich, buttery flavor. If you are looking for something simple and southern with a major wow factor, then this dish is a must.
Our family recipe is made with simple and flavorful ingredients like butter, garlic, white wine, Worcestershire, and lemon juice – they come together beautifully in this classic southern dish.
Shrimp Scampi allows the true flavor of the shrimp to come through with a few fresh and enhancing ingredients. Chances are, you may even have several of these ingredients in your pantry.
This entrée is a go-to for our at-home family birthday celebrations. Anyone who has tried this recipe is always impressed and thinks we spent hours cooking preparing this meal in the kitchen. You don’t have to tell anyone this dish only took you 35 minutes start to finish. We will keep that our little secret.
If you’re looking for the perfect pairing, we recommend some hot classic garlic bread – yum!
No matter where you are located in the world, this classic Louisiana recipe is sure to make you feel like you’re enjoying the best of Lousiana.Print
Louisiana Shrimp Scampi is made with simple and flavorful ingredients – green onions, butter, garlic, white wine, Worcestershire, and lemon juice.
- 1 bunch of green onions (shallots), thinly chopped
- 1 stick of butter
- 4–5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1lb of fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup of white wine
- 2–4 tablespoons of 100% real lemon juice
- 2–4 tablespoons of Worcestershire
- ½ lb. of Vermicelli
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning for taste
- Bring a pot of water to boil and cook Vermicelli according to package directions, drain and set aside.
- Sauté the garlic in the olive oil until fragrant.
- Add the stick of butter, melt, add the shrimp and cook until pink.
- Add the cooked Vermicelli, stir well.
- Mix in the lemon juice, wine, and Worcestershire, combine well.
- Finally add the shallots and heat through.
- Make sure all ingredients are combined well and serve hot.
If you are purchasing your shrimp from the frozen section of your local grocery store, make sure your gulf shrimp are NOT pre-peeled. The shell of the shrimp protects it from freezer burn.