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Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe and Grits | Grandbaby Cakes
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Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe and Grits

This Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe and Grits recipe features plump delicious shrimp sauteed in a buttery and garlicky sauce served over creamy perfect grits. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 395kcal


For the Shrimp Scampi:

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
  • 1 pound fresh or thawed frozen shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup white wine or broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Grits:

  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup grits you can make this recipe with stoneground or even Quick grits
  • ½ cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt to taste


For the Shrimp Scampi:

  • Add ¼ cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil to a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once butter with canola oil melts, add shrimp. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to season and sauté for about 1 or 2 minutes on each side until they turn pink. Make sure not to overcook them since shrimp cook very quickly. Then remove and place to the side
  • Add minced garlic and cook for just about 30 seconds.
  • Next pour in wine and lemon juice then season with red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons of parsley and garlic powder. Stir together, lower heat to medium low and reduce sauce by about half. Then toss back in shrimp.
  • Turn off heat and swirl in butter. Top with parsley as garnish once plated over grits.

For the Grits:

To Assemble:

  • Add grits to plate and serve shrimp and sauce over it. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.



Don't overcook your shrimp.  The texture will change and become gummy.  Shrimp cooks quite quickly so watch it carefully.


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 171mg | Vitamin A: 1020IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 1.5mg