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Garlic Tomato Shrimp Scampi Without Wine

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Many easy garlic tomato shrimp scampi recipes call for wine, but do you really need to add it? Is there a wine substitute you can add to this seafood pasta dinner recipe instead? This delicious shrimp scampi without wine is served with pappardelle pasta.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9


  • 1 Pound pasta, Pappardelle
  • 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ Pound shrimp, jumbo
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 Stalk celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 6 Cloves garlic
  • 2 Teaspoon sundried tomato paste
  • ½ Cup butter
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper, coarse
  • 1 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ¼ Teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Cups grape tomato, medley pack, halved
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 Bunch basil, sliced into ribbons
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • ¼ Cup vegetable broth


  • Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta Al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Preheat a frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Prepare ingredients. Roughly chop shallot, celery, carrot, and garlic. Add to a food processor or blender with 1 tbsp of olive oil and tomato paste and purée for 15-20 seconds.
  • Combine shrimp, salt, pepper, fennel, cumin, and remaining olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Toss to coat.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, basil ribbons, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, and vegetable broth.
  • Add butter to the hot pan with puréed shallot, celery, carrot, and garlic mixture. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and basil to the pan. Sauté to break down the tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Create an empty space in the center of the pan and pour in the shrimp. After 3 minutes, stir to combine. Turn off the heat and let simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Plate the pasta and pour scampi on top. Top with cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1880IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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