Abundant Wine Choices for Shrimp Scampi

Yesterday was National Shrimp Scampi Day… but everyday’s a good day for a good Shrimp Scampi dish.

This recipe yields 2 servings, and the dish pairs nicely with Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadet, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris and Chenin Blanc.



  • 1-lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup white wine (not oaky)
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. Heat wine, olive oil, butter and garlic in a large skillet on medium heat until it just starts to boil.
  2. Add paprika and parsley flakes, stir in, then immediately add shrimp.
  3. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until shrimp turns pink.
  4. Spoon shrimp onto plates with some of the cooking sauce, and top with Parmesan cheese to taste.
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