Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Recipe for your Griddle

Garlic butter shrimp scampi is a classic and delicious dish that's quick and easy to prepare on your griddle. Here's a simple recipe to make this savory seafood dish:


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 8 oz linguine or your choice of pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional, for some heat)
  • Olive oil for cooking


1. Prepare the Pasta:

  • Cook the linguine (or your choice of pasta) according to the package instructions until it's al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Marinate the Shrimp:

  • In a bowl, combine the peeled and deveined shrimp with 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Toss to coat the shrimp evenly.

3. Preheat the Griddle:

  • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat.

4. Cook the Shrimp:

  • Add a bit of olive oil to the griddle to prevent sticking. Place the marinated shrimp on the griddle in a single layer.
  • Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until they turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook them, as they can become rubbery.

5. Prepare the Garlic Butter Sauce:

  • In a separate pan or on a section of your griddle, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Add the remaining minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until it's fragrant but not browned.

6. Deglaze with White Wine (Optional):

  • If you're using white wine, add it to the garlic butter mixture and let it simmer for a minute or two to cook off the alcohol.

7. Add Lemon Juice and Zest:

  • Stir in the fresh lemon juice and lemon zest, combining all the flavors in the sauce.

8. Combine Shrimp and Pasta:

  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss to coat it evenly.

9. Season and Garnish:

  • Season the pasta with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if you want some heat).
  • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the dish for a burst of color and flavor.

10. Serve:

  • Plate your garlic butter shrimp scampi on individual plates or a serving platter.
  • You can garnish with additional lemon zest, parsley, or a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Enjoy your homemade garlic butter shrimp scampi on your griddled pasta. It's a delightful and savory dish that's sure to please your taste buds.