Marinated Spicy Shrimp Scampi

 

This recipe for marinated spicy shrimp scampi sounds fancy and complicated but comes together easy using fresh or frozen shrimp. This is one filling and extremely delicious meal your whole family is sure to love!

 

Marinated Spicy Shrimp Scampi -This recipe for marinated spicy shrimp scampi sounds fancy and complicated but comes together easy using fresh or frozen shrimp. This is one filling and extremely delicious meal your whole family is sure to love!

 

My husband loves SHRIMP. He would eat them every day if we could. And I gotta tell you, I’m not really a big fan of shrimp. Research shows that it takes up to ten tries of a new food to decide if you like it or not. I tried shrimp more than ten times and it’s still a NO. Not sure if it’s their texture or look or the combination of both.

 

But because I love my husband (on most days) I occasionally make him shrimp dish like this Spanish garlic shrimp that is actually an appetizer but can easily be served as a full meal for one lucky person.

 

In the United States, “shrimp scampi” is the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American cuisine (the actual word for “shrimp” in Italian is gambero or gamberetto, plural gamberi or gamberetti). Most variants of the “shrimp scampi” come on pasta.

 

RELATED RECIPE: LEMON GARLIC SHRIMP WITH LINGUINE

 

You can use fresh or frozen shrimp for this recipe, just make sure to defrost the shrimp first. Also keep in mind if you’re using frozen cooked shrimp, you don’t need to cook at all. Marinate and just add to the sauce to heat it through. If you cook shrimp too long, it tends to get tough.

 

The sauce used to marinate the shrimp is super delicious and can be adjusted for spiciness. I pick the shrimp out and eat the pasta alone, it’s that good. Even your kids will love it. I urge you: don’t skip the marinade step. It really gives the shrimp lots of garlicky flavor and sets this apart from other scampi recipes.

 

Marinated Spicy Shrimp Scampi

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INGREDIENTS:
Serves 2-4

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (I used garlic chili)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound dry angel hair pasta (about ½ package)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Rinse and clean the shrimp. If you’re using frozen, defrost before using.  Place in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix together the first 10 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Measure 1/3 cup of the sauce and pour over shrimp. Marinate refrigerated for at least one hour. Reserve the remaining sauce.
  3. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente. Refer to package directions for the cooking time.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add marinated shrimp and sauté until just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add the reserved marinade and cook, stirring to combine, for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  5. Drain the pasta, add it to the skillet and toss. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

 

marinated spicy shrimp scampi

marinated spicy shrimp scampi

marinated spicy shrimp scampi

Marinated Spicy Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Tickle your taste buds with this spicy shrimp and pasta dish that will leave you full and satisfied.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 - 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce I used garlic chili
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 8- oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ pound dry angel hair pasta about ½ package
Instructions
  1. Rinse and clean the shrimp. If you’re using frozen, defrost before using. Place in a medium bowl. Mix together the first 10 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Measure 1/3 cup of the sauce and pour over shrimp. Marinate refrigerated for at least one hour. Reserve the remaining sauce.
  2. Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente. Refer to package directions for the cooking time.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add marinated shrimp and sauté until just cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Add the reserved marinade and cook, stirring to combine, for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  4. Drain the pasta, add it to the skillet and toss. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

To intensify the flavor grill the shrimp instead of sautéing them. Add more hot sauce if you like it super spicy.

This recipe is featured on Share Your Style, The Pin Junkie, Art Decoration Crafting, City of Creative Dreamsand Talented Tuesday

 

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28 Comment

  1. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    February 25, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I love shrimp! this recipe looks stunning. I would have to replace with gluten free pasta, but can’t wait to give this easy and delicious recipe a try. Gorgeous photos BTW so pinning!

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      allthatsjas
      February 26, 2015 at 8:15 am

      Bam, thank you so much for your loyal bloggy friendship! I adore you and your blog. Whenever you come back to the States, please come visit! XO

      1. Reply
        Bam's Kitchen
        February 27, 2015 at 1:34 am

        Thank you dear! You made my day! I love All That Jas and lately your photos are just breath taking, always a fun place to visit! Take Care

        1. Reply
          allthatsjas
          February 27, 2015 at 9:25 am

          Right back at you! 😀

  2. Reply
    bacurran
    February 28, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Jas this looks amazing!!! And such beautiful pics! I can so see why it was pinned so many times. And it will be pinned one more time by me. My family loves shrimp and anything spicy so I will be trying this one for sure. Thank you for linking up to SYS this week and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    XO Barbara

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      February 28, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Barbara! Glad to hear that this is liked by many. Thank you bunches!

  3. Reply
    Laura
    March 4, 2015 at 9:41 am

    This looks AMAZ-ing!! I’ve pinned it to try this Spring, ya know? When all the snow is gone?

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      I hear ya Laura! I’m ready for Spring too…..well, been ready since September, LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Reply
    Holly
    March 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

    This looks like something my husband would LOVE!!! Thanks so much for linking up with Waiting on…Wednesdays! Hope to see you back next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      I hope you make it for him. It’s super easy too. See you next week.

  5. Reply
    Sherry
    March 6, 2015 at 7:41 am

    So delicious! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Thank you Sherry. You can count on it.

  6. Reply
    Baking In Pyjamas
    March 6, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I enjoy spicy meals and this looks wonderful. Nice and light for summer. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2015 at 11:09 am

      If only summer would come soon! 🙂

  7. Reply
    joylovefood
    March 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    These looks incredible! I’m a huge fan of spicy shrimp so this is my kind of dish. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Reply
    Talented Tuesday Link Party #19
    March 10, 2015 at 10:01 am

    […] love shrimp and I love angel hair pasta and this Marinated Spicy Shrimp Scampi from All That Jas looks absolutely […]

  9. […] field day for him in the event that I prepare it. I’m fine with scooping up the sauce like in marinated spicy shrimp dish because it is super […]

  10. Reply
    Susan @ Culinary Envy
    July 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Oh my gosh I know what I want for lunch now! Pinned!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 3, 2018 at 9:55 am

      😀 I’m so happy you like it, Susan! Thank you for pinning!

  11. Reply
    Calleen Petersen
    July 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Printing for tomorrow’s dinner.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

      Yay! Hope you enjoy, Calleen 😀

  12. Reply
    Antonia
    July 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you, Antonia! 🙂

  13. Reply
    Christina Makri
    July 10, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Oh Jas! I am like your husband… I can eat shrimps every day also. To be realistic I like all seafood! Your recipes are so ideal for me. I think that you live next door and I will come and join your table hahahaha! Thank you once more for sharing all these recipes!!

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    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you, Christina! There’s always room for one more at our table, so move closer 😀

  14. Reply
    Shanice Bannis
    July 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you much for contributing this recipe to The Beautifully Creative Inspired Link party. I can’t wait to see what you have to share next party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 30, 2018 at 8:01 pm

      Hi, Shanice! Thank you very much 🙂

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