Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

You don’t have to make a trip to Red Lobster to enjoy endless shrimp… Try this recipe with some fresh shrimp and you will be set! This goes great with Red Lobster’s Cheddar Biscuits — Get the biscuit recipe in America’s Most Wanted Recipes.

Shrimp Scampi1 cup White Wine
1/2 cup unsalted Butter
3 tablespoon minced Garlic
1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
salt & pepper, to taste

Combine the butter, wine, garlic and shrimp in a pan.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 7 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.
Be careful not to overcook the Shrimp.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serves 2-4

36 thoughts on “Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

  1. I managed to visit the Red Lobster for the first time on my last trip to the US. I am yet to see a Red Lobster in Australia. We had a great meal when I was there – the food was delicious. I am going to print this recipe out to try. It looks so easy.

  2. Brad says:

    I do not have a Popeyes resturant here in Utah and am looking for the original Red beans and Rice receipe of theirs. I just love it. Please help!!!!!

  3. Carleen R. says:

    This recipe is sooooo amazing!!!!!!
    After i ate i wass soooo full!!
    This is a recipe that i can cook mand cook over and over and won’t get tired of…….


  4. David says:

    I would love to, yet I somehow doubt you can get a garlic bread topping mix, which is mixed with the wine and a better blend to make it. you could however mix in a lil chopped parsley, that is missing. Have you tried the New wood grill yet? It uses a differennt garlic sauce which come prepared so I have no Idea whats in it though I could read the gallon jug it comes in. Meanwhile I am glad that so many people enjoy our food. If there is anything you want me to try and post as far as our recipes please ask and I will gladly try and find out for you. Merry Christmas

    Oh and the wine we use is chablis

  5. Kathy says:

    I would absolutely love to have the Red Lobster cream soup base recipe. I love all of their cream soups and I detected a distinct flavor in each that makes me believe that they are all made from the same base. No Red Lobsters nearby so I would really love some help. Thank you.

  6. Angela says:

    I absolutely love Red Lobster, I’ll be trying this recipe.

    And David if you ever figure out what spices are used on the wood grilled chicken let me know! That’s my favorite meal from Red Lobster and I love how healthy it seems.

  7. misti says:

    I do have a question Dave? Is there any special kind of butter and can you just email me the entire recipe please.

  8. red lobster lover says:

    from the Red lobster website, the chefs blog.

    Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi
    Serves 4

    1 Pound Medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 Tbsp Pure Olive Oil (not extra virgin)
    2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Garlic (you may used pre-chopped from the produce section of your grocery store)
    1½ Cups White Wine (a nice Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay will work well)
    ½ Fresh Lemon (juice only)
    1 Tsp Italian Seasoning Blend
    ½ Cup Butter (softened)
    1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley (chopped fine)
    To taste Salt and Pepper
    ½ Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese (if desired as garnish)

    1. Heat heavy bottom skillet and add olive oil, do not allow oil to smoke. Add shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent
    2. Remove shrimp from pan and reduce heat slightly. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to brown garlic as this will produce a slightly bitter flavor. When garlic is cooked, add white wine.
    3. Squeeze juice from lemon in pan, and reduce wine by half. After it is reduced, add Italian seasoning blend
    4. Reduce heat to low, and slowly add butter, 1 Tbsp at a time. The butter should slowly melt into the sauce and create a nice creamy texture. If the pan is too hot the butter will separate
    5. Once butter is fully incorporated, add shrimp back into sauce, add parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    6. Serve with garnish of fresh cheese if desired. Scampi is great accompanied by fresh pasta

  9. hey guys, i use to work at red lobster and here is the REAL recipe:minced fresh garlic
    unsalted butter
    wine(chablis only)
    very simple and quick, mix melted butter with garlic and chablis wine, bake and top with parsley, i know this because i not only worked at red lobster, but stood many of times and watched the cooks prepare it, its my fav!!!!!

  10. David says:

    Hey KayKay, Thats not the real recipe, and the one from the web site isn’t what is used in the actual units, Here is the real(Real) recipe 4 gallons Butter blend, 8 packs Garlic topping, which has dried parsley mixed in (if you stop here you have the chedder bay biscuit topping), then add 32 oz chablis wine. now the shrimp come pre arranged in the oval so you don’t have to lay them in the dish, thank god. have a nice day

  11. Tom

    Thank you so much for this recipe there seems to be a number of other post above saying that’s what they have is the real one. Nevertheless I’ll give your’s a good this weekend and see if I can get the same as you.

  12. Please tell me how you cook those wonderful baked potatoes at Red Lobster..I have tried butter, olive oil , seasalt, regular salt,etc, but never get my salt to stick to the peel like Red Lobster recipe..
    Thanks A Lot,

  13. Mrs. T says:

    Would like to know if anyone knows what ingredients were used to make the marinade for the Rosemary Chicken that Red Lobster used to have on the menu. When they discontinued it, it was very disappointing.

  14. RebLobsterLover says:

    Please if anyone knows of the recipe for the Coconut bay Shrimp and the sauce for it I would be in heaven, it is my absolute favorite. I love that the scampi and their clam chowder and the thousand island dressing, nobody’s dressing tastes anything close to theirs, it is so good.

  15. Tara says:

    I use the same recipe and use the prepared garlic spread from the bakery department of Walmart in place of the “garlic topping” tastes just like red lobster to me.

  16. mary says:

    i did a little experimenting to try to recreate the cheddar bay topping that they use in the Red Lobster shrimp scampi sauce and i think that i came up with something pretty close. i took a package to hidden valley ranch buttermilk salad dressing mix and a package of zesty italian salad dressing mix and combined them. i then added one tablespoon of dried parsley and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. you don’t have to use much of this mixture when making the dish as it is quite flaverful and salty. i would suggest putting it in a little at time and tasting depending on the quanity of shrimp and sauce you are making. i added this to a mixture to liquid butter which is key for this recipe and chablis wine which again amounts depends on how much shrimp you are making. i also sprinkled on small amount of romano cheese before baking. you can also squeeze some lemon juice on to brighten dish at the end after taking out of the oven.

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  18. I adore Red Lobster …one of my guilty pleasures. Coming across this recipe has been great I added a little fresh squeezed lemon has someone in the comments suggested. Now if I can just master their Biscuits I will be good! Thanks!

  19. Robin says:

    Since it’s Lobsterfest, I want to know what’s in the lobster butter sauce they serve on the grilled shrimps! Anyone?

  20. Stephen Vance Daniels says:

    Still no real info on what’s in this mysterious “garlic bread topping” mix. Someone that works there please get us the info. I’m love the butter sauce the use for the scampi. The bartender at our RL calls it “super garlic”. I get that instead of ghee to dip my crab legs. I’d love to make that sauce at home. Please someone. Help a brother out.

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