This Red Lobster shrimp scampi copycat recipe will make you think you’re at the restaurant

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Craving a fancy seafood dinner, but not in the mood to spend your entire paycheck on it? Then this Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe is for you.

The copycat recipes below bring together the indulgent flavors of butter, garlic and shrimp you would find in the same dish at Red Lobster, allowing for a delicious dining experience right at home.

Blogger Passionate Penny Pincher advises buying deveined and pre-peeled shrimp when you make your shrimp scampi, to avoid the extra hassle of doing it on your own. After that, the recipe is straightforward and surprisingly easy. Just saute your shrimp until tender, add in base ingredients like garlic, broth and lemon and, once the liquid begins to reduce after 10–15 minutes, you’re essentially at the finish line. All that’s left is to add more butter and seasoning to your sauce and cook your pasta. For the complete recipe, click here.

Passionate Penny Pincher

For an even quicker version of shrimp scampi, check out the recipe from blogger Spend With Pennies, who presents a dish that can be made in just ten minutes! This super quick recipe still packs the flavor of the dish you’ll order out at a restaurant, but costs significantly less and can be made in the comfort of your own home.

The recipe only requires a few simple ingredients, which include shrimp, garlic, red pepper (if you want some spice), butter, olive oil and white wine. This blogger recommends using a dry white such as a Pinot Grigio or dry Riesling in the dish. And don’t worry, the wine flavor won’t overpower the dish, as much of it will burn off during the cooking process.

Spend With Pennies

And for those of you who really want to recreate the Red Lobster experience, you must bake their famed cheddar biscuits. Buttery, decadent and addictive, these biscuits are flakey and, quite simply, melt in your mouth. Blogger The Slow Roasted Italian has a recipe that can be made in one bowl, with just one whisk and under 20 minutes from start to finish! There’s really no excuse to not bake them alongside your scampi.

With tips that include how to add richness and ways to substitute ingredients, the recipe is quick and simple to follow.

Ready to have that Red Lobster experience at home?

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