Pioneer Woman’s Shrimp Scampi

One of the things I loved about our 30 days together (besides the awesome NYC trip!) was how much time we got to spend just being together. It was great to have nowhere specific to be every night. That meant we had plenty of time to try out some of the many recipes I’ve had pinned on Pinterest for years. Some wereΒ just okay, but some were super delicious. I plan to share all the amazing ones with you! Beginning withΒ the Pioneer Woman’s shrimp scampi!

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Pioneer Woman’s Shrimp Scampi


2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 lemons, halved
1/2 cup white wine
4 dashes hot sauce (I used Franks Red Hot)
Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
8 oz angel hair pasta
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
Fresh parsley, minced


1. Boil water for the pasta and have it ready.

2.Β Melt the butter and heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add shrimp, then stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the wine, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Stir and reduce the heat to low.

3. Throw the angel hair pasta into the boiling water. Cook until just al dente. Drain, reserving a cup or 2 of the pasta water.

4. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the pasta and toss, adding a splash of pasta water if it needs to be thinned. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed. Top with the grated Parmesan and minced parsley and serve immediately.

I know this is a very summery looking recipe for me to be sharing as fall begins, but I mean, it’s the Pioneer Woman. And pasta. And shrimp. All wonderful things. So really there’s no wrong time of year to be sharing a recipe like this. πŸ˜‰

As a side note… see that plate in the photo? That’s a piece of my grandmother’s china. We don’t pull out our china very often, but a romantic dinner candle lit over our 30 days seemed like the perfect time to use it. πŸ™‚

Love Rach

24 responses to “Pioneer Woman’s Shrimp Scampi

  1. Mmm, looks so tasty! The china is beautiful. Definitely worth pulling out during your 30 days!

  2. I have definitely been craving shrimp lately… I totally need to make something with it already! Ha, ha. πŸ™‚ This recipe sounds delish!!

  3. That looks really simple and delicious. I really need to start making some of the recipes I have pinned. I have thousands to try.

  4. I’ve been trying some new recipes too lately! Nothing too involved, but I love finally trying some of the ones I’ve had saved forever. Plus PW is the best! Her recipes are so good.

    • Yes! I love the feeling of accomplishment when I finally am able to try a recipe from my “to try” list! I may never get through them all, but at least I’m making head way! πŸ™‚

      And oh yes, Pioneer Woman doesn’t lead us astray! πŸ™‚

  5. YUM! I love pasta and I love seafood. Why I haven’t made shrimp scampi yet is beyond me haha
    Thanks for sharing! Adding to my list of recipes to make!

  6. Ummm, YUM! This looks amazing! We are all about shrimp over here (just had shrimp risotto last night for dinner :)) and you can never go wrong with a Pioneer Woman recipe!

  7. I was so happy to see this one pop up in my feed! My husband was just saying he would love for me to try out a shrimp scampi recipe a couple days ago… and you really can’t go wrong with a pioneer woman recipe. Can’t wait to try it! And you got the perfect picture of it on your grandmother’s china too… So pretty!

  8. Yum! I’ve made her Penne a la Betsy (another Shrimp dish) that is delicious too! Glad you got some time to cook some together too!! I haven’t cooked a new PW recipe in a while and need to change that!!

  9. Love the 30 day thing! So sweet! And this looks amazing. I love shrimp scampi but haven’t perfected it myself yet. I’ll have to attempt this one next!

  10. i’ve got to try this!! this looks amazing!!

  11. This looks SO GOOD! As you know, I’m all about the Pioneer Woman, too. And pasta and shrimp…yes! Also, I love the idea of a romantic candle lit dinner with fancy china. I might have to copy you this weekend πŸ˜‰

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