5-Minute Shrimp Scampi

July  7, 2022
2 Ratings
Photo by Anyday
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Serves 1-2
Author Notes

Light, lemony, and garlicky, this microwave shrimp scampi pulls double duty as both an easy weeknight meal or dinner party-worthy centerpiece—ready in 15 minutes or less!

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

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What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus extra for serving
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled, and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, chopped (optional)
  1. Add all ingredients except the shrimp and parsley to an Anyday dish and mix to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp and stir until well coated. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  4. Cook for 3 minutes (stirring halfway through), or until shrimp is orange and cooked through. If needed, continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  5. Stir the shrimp to coat it in sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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