Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering dish that’s ready in a flash, you’re in the right place. This quick and delicious Shrimp and Scallop Scampi recipe is a must try! This recipe is super easy to prepare, perfect for those busy days when you want something tasty and nutritious without spending hours in the kitchen.

Scampi sauce, originating from Italian cuisine, is a delightful blend of garlic, butter, white wine, lemon and a hint of red pepper flakes that gives this dish its irresistible taste. The term “scampi” actually refers to a type of small lobster or langoustine found in the Mediterranean Sea, and the sauce was traditionally used with these seafood delicacies. However, over time, the sauce has become popular with various seafood dishes, including shrimp and scallops.

In just about 30 minutes from start to finish, you’ll have a plate full of succulent shrimp and tender scallops, all bathed in this flavorful scampi sauce, served in scallop shells. The secret lies in the simplicity of the ingredients and the quick cooking time. Plus, you can easily customize it by adding your favorite herbs for extra flavor.

Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

Pair this Shrimp and Scallop Scampi with some simple sides like a fresh green salad tossed with a zesty vinaigrette, or steamed vegetables for a healthy touch. If you’re in the mood for something heartier, a side of lemon pasta or fluffy rice will complement the dish perfectly. So, gather your ingredients, get ready to impress your taste buds, and enjoy a delicious meal in no time!

Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

Pasquale Sciarappa
Juicy shrimp and tender scallops, all coated in a tasty scampi sauce made with garlic, butter, white wine, and a touch of red pepper flakes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 16 Shrimp peeled, cleaned, deveined, and pat dried
  • 4 Scallops washed and pat dried
  • 8 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp. Butter
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Plain Breadcrumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley chopped


Prepare the Scampi Sauce:

  • Heat a little olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add butter and let it melt. Sprinkle in some red pepper flakes for a kick. Be careful not to brown the garlic.
  • Pour in white wine and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice. Let it simmer until the sauce thickens slightly.

Prepare the Shrimp and Scallops:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • While the sauce simmers, season the breadcrumbs with salt and parsley.
  • Coat shrimp and scallops with the breadcrumbs. Place one scallop and 4 shrimp on individual scallop baking dishes or place them all on a larger baking dish.


  • Pour the scampi sauce over the shrimp and scallops in the baking dish.


  • If using individual baking dishes, place them all on a baking sheet and add a little water to the bottom of the baking sheet to keep everything moist.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through and golden.


  • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
  • Serve the shrimp and scallops scampi with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.


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