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Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

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Rating: 3/5 3 stars
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ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   2

recipe id: 5097
Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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1 cup white wine
1/2 cup unsalted butter do not use margarine
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined


Combine all ingredients to coat shrimp. Place in a baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F oven for about 6 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. The shrimp is done when it has turned pink.

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734 calories, 50 grams fat, 4 grams carbohydrates, 47 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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This was amazing! It totally depends on the wine you use though - use a good one! Don't cheap out, and don't buy cooking wine. And only use 1/2 cup wine, you don't need a full cup otherwise it's not as buttery.

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I used chablis as suggested and melted the butter first then let the shrimp cook in the mixture. When it was almost done I removed the shrimp with a slotted spoon onto a baking sheet and sprinkled it with seasoned buttered bread crumbs and stuck it under the broiler for a minute or so just to crisp the coating. Delicious! Not so much like RL but probably better tasting even!

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Member since: March 15, 2012
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I found it impossible to 'combine' the wine and butter. You can't mix oil and water? Or am I missing something. Please help...I loved the shrimp taste, but not nearly like the Red Lobster dish.

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I made individual dishes for my husband and I and I used 1 Tblsp of the white wine and put garlic salt and garlic powder in the butter mixture. Then sprinkled the shrimp with the ranch powder and it turned out just like red lobsters. My husband stated it was even better than red lobsters.

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Jul 31, 2010

FTW Lisa
I certainly wish I had read the reviews first. Unfortunately I thought the wine didn't sound right so I left it out. Then I added more butter. I ruined perfectly good shrimp just because I didn't read the reviews first. The picture said it all in the beginning. It was way too much liquid. Will try some of the review recipe variations next time. Was fun to try something new though.

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May 24, 2010

im am going to try this but your comments scare me if i should try it

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I agree with most other reviews that the amount of wine called for in this recipe really does just ruin it. After reading the reviews, I made it with a quarter cup of wine and the ranch dressing powder that I had seen suggested by another reviewer. That little touch makes it INCREDIBLY close to the Red Lobster favorite.

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Feb 4, 2009

Michigan Tom
My Version is GREAT! Better than R.L. shrimp scampi....
I used thawd frozen shrimp 30 warmed in hot water and drained (set aside)
in fry pan mix 1/3 stick butter and equal amount olive oil 1/2 tsp of McCormick Grinder Italian Herb
dash of McC. Lemon Herb or Lemon juice of half lemon, 1/2 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk season mix, Garlic powder or crushed clove of fresh, dash of parsley flakes. bring this mix to temperature to blend butter, olive oil and seasoning. When Hot add 1/4 cup Sweet white wine and bring to boil. Mix while heating to render down the wine a bit. Add shrimp and heat completely! This is fantastic!!!!!!

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Jan 31, 2009

I tried the original recipe, and as many comments stated, it wasn't even close. I tried Dennis' recipe and added a couple touches including garlic and came up with this - which I believe, is the PERFECT rendition of RL shrimp scampi-

1/4 cup Chabli wine
1 pkg Hidden Valley buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup salted butter melted
1 tbsp parsley flakes
1 lemon squeezed
1 heaping tbsp fresh garlic minced
1 lb fresh shrimp - deveined and dried.

Mix all together. Marinade at least one hour. Broil 5-7 minutes.

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I used a combination of all these different recipes and man it is delicious. 1/4 cup chablis wine, 1 package hidden valley ranch mix, garlic, 1/2 cup butter (non salted), parsley flakes, salt and pepper and 1 lemon squeezed. Melt butter and mix all ingredients in baking dish, then broil on high for 5-7 minutes or until done.

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Nov 30, 2008

I didn't try this recipe but I love RL scampie sauce and I know the secret to their sauce, however it cannot be duplicated. My boyfriend and I were eating at a RL in Detroit and I asked the waiter if he could get me the recipe or at least tell me how they make it. He told us that they use liquid butter (the kind you put on corn)chablis wine and then add the chedder bay biscuit topping to it. It is made especially for RL so you cannot buy it. Fortunately he must have wanted a big tip because he went back in the kitchen and grabbed us a bag and slipped it to me. I made the scampi a few nights later exactly like he told me and vola! it tasted EXACTLY like RL. Saddly I am now out of the topping.....so I have to go back to RL for the real thing.

Guest at CDKitchen.com
Oct 5, 2008

I work at RL, the secret is Chablis wine. I hope I spelled it right. Anyway, butter, parsley, garlic, and chablis is mixed and poured over the shrimp then broiled.

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