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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Use your favorite dry, crisp white wine to make this copycat Cheesecake Factory shrimp scampi recipe. Plate it just like the restaurant by arranging the shrimp around a mound of angel hair pasta.
Copycat Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Add shrimp; turn to coat, shaking off excess flour mixture. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add shrimp. Cook and stir until shrimp turn pink, 3-5 minutes. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat; add shallot. Cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic cloves; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until reduced by about half, 3-4 minutes. Stir in cream; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard garlic cloves. Stir in tomatoes, basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain pasta. To serve, spoon sauce into shallow dishes. Top with pasta and shrimp and if desired, additional basil.
Copycat Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi Tips

What kind of white wines can you use to make copycat Cheesecake Factory shrimp scampi?

We recommend a dry, crisp white wine, such as sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, an unoaked chardonnay or another high-quality white wine. Select one with a moderate acidity, so it doesn’t overwhelm the dish. If you need some recommendations, check out our list of picks for the best white wines.

Can you make copycat Cheesecake Factory shrimp scampi without wine?

Definitely! For a nonalcoholic version, replace the wine with chicken stock and lemon juice, which will yield a similar flavor. You can also use vegetable or seafood broth with good results.

How can you tell if the shrimp are done cooking?

Shrimp are cooked once they have just turned pink. Keep in mind that smaller shrimp cook more quickly than large ones, so pay more attention to the color and texture of the shrimp more than the time they’ve cooked. Check out our guide to how to cook shrimp for more tips to make sure they're cooked perfectly every time.

How should you store copycat Cheesecake Factory shrimp scampi?

Store leftover shrimp scampi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Be sure to thaw before reheating. Next, try more of our copycat Cheesecake Factory recipes, and other copycat recipes from your favorite restaurant chains.

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

2-1/2 cups: 1121 calories, 64g fat (36g saturated fat), 370mg cholesterol, 993mg sodium, 86g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 46g protein.

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