Shrimp and Scallop Scampi

Bring Italy straight to your kitchen with this tender, flavorful shrimp and scallop scampi. 

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound medium-sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 ounces bay scallops
  • 1 cup sweet mini pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat up olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red onion, followed by a pinch of salt. Cook slowly until fragrant.
  2. Add red pepper flakes.
  3. Switch heat to medium-high, add shrimp, scallops, and sweet mini pepper. Cook until the seafood is almost done (about 4-5 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  4. Add white wine, fresh lemon juice, and butter. Cook for another minute or until the butter is melted in the sauce. Taste, add more salt if needed.
  5. Serve over pasta with the scampi sauce. Top with chopped fresh parsley leaves, a grind of black pepper, and grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


Keywords: shrimp and scallop scampi