This Shrimp Scampi Recipe without Wine is absolutely full of flavor! Shrimp is sautéed then tossed into a garlic, buttery sauce with perfectly cooked linguine. This pasta and shrimp is a great weeknight dinner ready in just 25 minutes!
If you're looking for a Shrimp Scampi Recipe with no wine, this is it! I didn't even know it was missing in the final dish. The chicken stock and lemon juice make a great substitute for white wine in pasta dishes.
Crazy about Shrimp Pasta? Put this Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Pasta on this week's meal plan too!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- The Shrimp Pasta is ready in just 20 minutes
- This sauce is light and buttery with a touch of garlic and so much flavor
- It's so quick and easy to make with minimal ingredients needed
*Parsley is optional and NOT pictured.
Shrimp- Use fresh shrimp that are on the larger side. I used Argentine Pink Shrimp, which have a nice crunch to them and have between 16 and 20 per pound.
Lemon Juice & Chicken Stock- A fantastic substitution for the white wine that is used in Shrimp Scampi. The lemon juice brings in acidity and the chicken stock adds a nice flavor and more liquid for the sauce.
Garlic-Minced and added to the sauce for a must have ingredient in Shrimp Scampi.
Red Pepper Flakes- Brings in a touch of heat and texture.
Linguine-The perfect pasta for this recipe. It's not too thin and not too thick. You can use other pastas for this recipe, but this is my personal favorite.
*Full recipe ingredients and quantities can be found in the recipe card below.
Substitutions and Variations:
If anyone is sensitive to spicy, substitute the red pepper flakes with ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper.
Missing lemons? Fresh lemon juice is best, but the bottled kind will work too.
For the pasta, any kind of long noodle will work, such as fettuccine, spaghetti, bucatini, angel hair, etc.
Love garlic? Feel free to double it to 4 cloves.
How to Make this Shrimp Scampi without Wine:
Step 1: Pat dry the shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add in the linguine. Cook until al dente and strain. Optional: To prevent the pasta from sticking, add in a teaspoon of olive oil and salt.
Step 3: In a large stainless steel skillet over medium heat, add in the olive oil and allow it to heat up. Place the shrimp in the pan onto their side. Cook for 3 minutes, then flip to other side and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove the shrimp to a plate.
Step 4: Lower the heat to medium low and pour out or wipe remaining juices in the pan from the shrimp. Add in 1 tablespoon of butter and allow it to melt. Toss in garlic, salt and red pepper flakes and cook for 60 seconds.
Step 5: Stir in lemon juice, then chicken stock and allow it to reduce by ⅓ and simmer on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt in the sauce. Stir well.
Step 6: Toss the linguine and shrimp into the skillet. Top with chopped parsley, if desired.
Step 7: Serve immediately and enjoy!
- Don't burn the garlic, just cook for 60 seconds to avoid a bitter flavor.
- After cooking the shrimp, remove most of the juices from the pan before adding the butter.
- For timing purposes, it's best to start the shrimp when the pasta water is starting to boil.
Shrimp only need to cook for a few minutes on each side. The internal temperature should reach 145 degrees. It's also evident that they are cooked by a color change in some varieties.
It's made of garlic, butter, olive oil, white wine (or chicken stock and lemon juice), and red pepper flakes.
The sauce is intended to be on the thinner, lighter side. The butter added at the end helps to thicken the sauce up. If it is too thin, continue to cook the sauce on medium low heat to reduce it, then turn it to low heat and add in another tablespoon of butter.
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