Grilled Shrimp Scampi is an classic Italian dish made on your grill. The Shrimp is cooked in a lemon butter sauce and served over pasta.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

Grilled Shrimp Scampi Recipe:

Grilled Shrimp Scampi is an easy Italian cooked on your grill to give your shrimp that smokey flavor. This shrimp scampi recipe is made with easy ingredients to give the shrimp so much lemon garlic flavor.

If you love shrimp as much as my family does, you must try our Grilled Shrimp in Foil recipe or Grilled Shrimp Skewers. Cooking shrimp on the grill really gives it so much flavor.

Add a side salad and some crusty to complete this easy seafood dish. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal or to feed a crowd as it is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

What Type Of Shrimp do you use?

The perfect shrimp to grill is the large, jumbo or colossal size shrimp. We buy the shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. But you can grill shrimp with the peel on.

I like to keep things easy, so I look for the shrimp that is already peeled.

Ingredients needed - shrimp, butter, olive oil, chicken broth, white wine, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper, parsley, pasta

Ingredients: 

  • Large Raw Shrimp (peeled and deveined) 
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Dry White Wine (or cooking wine) 
  • Lemon, juiced 
  • Minced Garlic 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped 
  • Angel Hair Pasta 
Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

How to Grill Shrimp Scampi on Grill: 

  • Prepare Grill and Cook Pasta – Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F). On the stovetop, cook the pasta based on the package instructions to al dente.
Cooking shrimp in a cast iron skillet on the grill
  • Mix together scampi ingredients – In a mixing bowl, stir together the olive oil, chicken broth, dry white wine, lemon juice, lemon zest, minced garlic, salt and pepper.  
Cooking Shrimp in a cast iron skillet
  • Place Shrimp in Cast Iron Skillet – Place a cast iron skillet on the grill on high heat and drizzle olive oil in the pan.  Add the shrimp and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink.  
Cooking the shrimp in the scampi sauce
  • Add Scampi Sauce to Skillet – Pour the sauce into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic. 
Topping the cooked shrimp with butter
  • Top with Butter – Then add in the butter and allow it to melt. 
Cooking the shrimp in the scampi sauce
  • Mix with Angel Hair Pasta – Toss in the angel hair pasta and top with the fresh parsley. 
Mixing the angel hair pasta with the shrimp scampi on the grill
  • Serve and Enjoy – Remove the pan from the heat. Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!  
Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

How Long do you Cook Shrimp on the Grill:

Cooking shrimp on the grill doesn’t take long. It cooks in about 2 to 3 minutes per side and then continues cooking as you add in the scampi sauce. Shrimp is cooked when the color of your shrimp is pink and just starts to curl.

Make sure you don’t over cook shrimp. They can get very chewy and will not taste good.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

What to Serve with Shrimp Scampi:

Grilled Shrimp Scampi is a pretty filling meal. Since it is mixed with a pasta, we consider it a heavy meal so we like to keep our sides light. Here are some of our favorites easy recipes:

  • Grilled AsparagusAsparagus is an easy side dish that is healthy and delicious. Asparagus is easy to prepare and tossed with simple ingredients. 
  • Grilled Vegetables in Foil These Grilled Vegetables are healthy and versatile so you can use what you already have. My favorite part is how healthy it is. I have made these several different ways, and they all turned great.
  • Garlic Bread on the Grill – This garlic bread comes out with a crispy texture but that smoky flavor I love when grilling.

When we grill out we like to prepare our sides on our grill as well. It saves me time and makes for an easy cleanup.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

Variations:

  • Add bell peppers – Adding peppers and onions to this shrimp dish as flavor and color. Asparagus or broccoli would also be and way to add in vegetable to this dish.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes – If you like your scampi with a little kick, add some red pepper flakes.
  • Foil Packet – You can easily place the shrimp and the scampi ingredients in a foil pack.
Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

How to Store Grilled Scampi Shrimp:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet
Grilled Shrimp Scampi in a cast iron skillet

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Grilled Shrimp Scampi

5 from 4 votes
Grilled Shrimp Scampi is an classic Italian dish made on your grill. The Shrimp is cooked in a lemon butter sauce and served over pasta.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 485
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Large Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ cup Dry White Wine or cooking wine
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 8 oz Angel Hair Pasta

Instructions

  • Preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F) and cook the pasta based on the package instructions to al dente.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the olive oil, chicken broth, dry white wine, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Place a cast iron skillet on the grill and drizzle olive oil in the pan.  Add the shrimp and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic.  Then add in the butter and allow it to melt.
  • Toss in the angel hair pasta and top with the fresh parsley.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 485kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 39g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 304mg, Sodium 883mg, Potassium 568mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 531IU, Vitamin C 18mg, Calcium 136mg, Iron 2mg

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