Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti



Ready In:

35 minutes

Prep time:

20 minutes

Cook time:

15 minutes


About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

The traditional shrimp scampi we all know and love.  My Calizo shrimp scampi had the added zesty favors of the Calizo Seasonings to the dish.

The pop of the Mediterranean sea makes this dish sing with freshness.


  • 1 16-oz box spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ large red onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin, divided
  • Calizo Seasonings, to taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 large lemons, cut into wedges, divided

Optional, To Serve:

Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

With Parmesan Cheese on Top

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat a large pot of salted water over medium-high heat. Add spaghetti and cook according to package instructions.

Step 2

While the spaghetti is cooking, add butter to a large skillet set over medium heat. Add red onion, garlic, and ground cumin. Season with Calizo Seasonings, salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and begins to develop some color, approximately 6-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp changes color and starts to curl slightly, approximately 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook.

Step 4

Remove skillet from heat and add the chopped parsley and a couple squeezes of fresh lemon juice. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine. Set aside.

Step 5

When spaghetti is ready, remove from heat and pour into a colander. Rinse briefly with warm water to prevent sticking. Shake off excess moisture and transfer to a serving platter. Top spaghetti with the cooked shrimp mixture and serve immediately with the remaining lemon wedges and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


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