There are many different tricks people have for cooking shrimp scampi. However, the only trick you need to utilize is the slow cooker. This slow cooker shrimp scampi recipe is very easy to make and that is because it is made in a slow cooker. Set it, forget it, enjoy it, show it off.
Shrimp Scampi is one of those dishes that you can make with ease. But people will be impressed when you tell them what’s on the menu for dinner or lunch. This slow cooker shrimp scampi recipe will be an immediate favorite for your family and friends, and it requires minimal effort!
People who have never cooked shrimp before might be a little afraid of a recipe that relies on the shrimp to be the star of the dish. However, that is why the best tip for making shrimp scampi is to use a crockpot. Cooking shrimp this way makes it so easy.
You won’t have to watch the heat and you don’t need to be worried about the cooking time. Instead, just worry about who you will share the slow cooker shrimp scampi recipe with.
Better yet, which social media will you use to show off your cooking skills? This recipe is not one to be afraid of and the results are well worth the minimal effort you will put into making it. In fact, that makes it a perfect date night recipe.
Imagine doing very little work and then presenting a romantic dinner for two that is usually saved for fancy restaurants. Your date will surely be impressed when you present them with this. All you’re missing is the candles and the violin player serenading your table.
Slow Cooker Shrimp Scampi Recipe Ingredients
You will need to deal with raw shrimp. Don’t let the color fool you if you’ve never dealt with raw shrimp. Gray and white are the natural colors of the shrimp. They will turn a different color as they cook. Butter is a must with most shellfish. But this recipe also requires chicken broth.
You could use vegetable broth if you’d prefer it, but chicken broth will add a lot of flavor to the dish. The pasta will make a difference as well. We use a thicker pasta here, but you could use any type of pasta you’d like. You can even use long-grain rice. Try a few things out and see how you like it before settling down on a final choice.
The first step will be to find the ingredients you need and then get started slowly cooking the shrimp scampi. Most of the recipe will be a set it and forget it but you may want to keep an eye on things during your first go-around. You won’t want to get deflated by a small mess up on your first try.
Turn your Crock-Pot to high and add the broth, olive oil, butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of parsley. Stir to combine. As the butter begins to melt, add the shrimp and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on high for 1½ hours (2½ if you cook on low setting). Depending upon your Crock-Pot, some may cook up to 15 minutes quicker.
Once the shrimp is pink, it is done. Add frozen or fresh peas and give it a quick stir.
Turn off the Crock-Pot and remove the inner pot to stop cooking. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then stir to combine the sauce and shrimp.
Serve over rice or pasta (or whatever you choose) and garnish with the remaining parsley.
Slow Cooker Shrimp Scampi RecipeCourse: Crockpot Recipes, Main
This slow cooker shrimp scampi recipe will be an immediate favorite for your family and friends and it requires minimal effort!
2 Lbs Raw Shrimp, Tail-On, Peeled, and Deveined
1/2 Cup Vegetable or Chicken Broth
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Tbsp Butter, Cut into Divided Tablespoons
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic, Reserve One Tablespoon for Garnish
3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Diced, Chopped
1 Lemon, Juiced
1 Cup Green Peas, Fresh or Frozen
Salt and Pepper
Cooked Pasta, Rice or Zoodles, for Serving
- Turn your Crockpot to high and add the broth, olive oil, butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of parsley. Stir to combine. As the butter begins to melt, add the shrimp and stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 ½ hours (2 ½ if you cook on low setting). Depending upon your Crock-Pot some may cook up to 15 minutes quicker.
- Once the shrimp is pink, it is done, add the frozen or fresh peas and give it a quick stir.
- Turn off the Crockpot and remove the inner pot to stop cooking. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes and then stir to combine the sauce and shrimp.
- Serve over rice or pasta and garnish with the remaining parsley.
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