Best 5 Shrimp Scampi Recipes

While shrimp cocktail may be the centerpiece on appetizer tables everywhere, there are indeed more ways to prepare these two-bite beauties than simply boiling them and serving them with cocktail sauce. For something a bit more dressed up but still deliciously easy to prepare, look to shrimp scampi, a quick-fix classic that pairs garlic, lemon and often a splash of white wine with the tender shellfish. Most traditional scampi recipes call for relatively petite shrimp, but even the larger varieties don't take more than a few minutes to cook, so it's a must-try preparation when you're pressed for time in the kitchen. Check out Food Network's top-five shrimp scampi recipes below to find tried-and-true as well as creative takes on this favorite dish from Giada, Bobby, Ina and more Food Network chefs.

5. Lemony Shrimp Scampi with Orzo and Arugula — Giada sears the shrimp with shallots for mild flavor, then mixes them with peppery arugula, orzo pasta and a simple lemon vinaigrette for refreshing, vibrant results.

4.  Grilled Shrimp Scampi-Style with Soy Sauce, Fresh Ginger and Garlic — Ready to enjoy in only 15 minutes, Bobby's sweet and savory shrimp are brushed with a bold blend of soy sauce, honey, lime juice and garlic before they're grilled.

3.  Baked Shrimp Scampi — The star of Ina's flavor-packed scampi is a buttery topping for the shrimp featuring red pepper flakes, herbs and lemon zest, plus panko for a crispy texture.

2.  Shrimp Scampi with Linguini — Boasting a bright, lemony sauce featuring both spicy and sweet flavors from the red pepper flakes and shallots, Tyler's impressive scampi is served on a bed of pasta to round out the meal. Click the play button on the video below to watch Tyler make it.

1.  Shrimp Scampi — Make sure these top-rated shrimp (pictured above) turn out tender every time rather than overcooked by quickly searing them in a mixture of garlic and butter, . then rRemove them from the pan as you finish making the lemon-vermouth sauce.

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Tyler's shrimp scampi linguini is so simple, it can be cooked dockside.
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