Lisa’s “Copycat” Shrimp Scampi Red Lobster Style

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Every recipe shares the same list of ingredients when it comes to copycatting Red Lobster’s Shrimp Scampi.  However, what it is served over and what it has for a side dish is up to interpretation when making this favorite your own.

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon pure olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped…
1 1/2 cups white wine, I prefer chardonnay
1/2 fresh lemon, Juice only
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tablespoon parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Heat skillet and add olive oil. Add shrimp and cook until tender yet firm, reduce heat. Remove Shrimp and set aside. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown – it will make it bitter. Add white wine, and lemon juice. Cook until wine is reduced by half. After it is reduced, add Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to low, and add butter. If pan is too hot, the butter will separate. Add shrimp back into sauce, add parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese (Kraft Parmesan Cheese will also work fine). Serve over your choice of wild rice or linguine noodles and a side of garlic bread.