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Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Scampi


This is a new take on Shrimp Scampi. Recipe came recommended to me by one of our BBQ friends, David Mauro.

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  • 2 (3- to 3 1/2-lb.) spaghetti squashes
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 lbs. peeled and deveined large fresh shrimp
  • 2 lg. shallots, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c. dry white wine
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 tsp. Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley


Servings 6
Preparation time 120mins
Cooking time 100mins
Adapted from


Step 1

1) Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

2) Prick squashes all over with a fork. Place on prepared baking sheet, and roast until tender, about 1 hour and 20 to 30 mins. Let cool 15 minutes, then slice in half lengthwise. Use a fork to shred squash and place flesh in a large bowl, discarding seeds and skins.

3) In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook, turning occasionally, until pink and firm, about 5 minutes. Remove shrimp and set aside.

4) Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, 6 minutes. Add wine and broth, increase heat to high, and reduce liquid by two-thirds. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, cream, capers, Creole seasoning, and red pepper. Cook until butter has melted and sauce is smooth, about 3 minutes. Stir in squash, shrimp, and parsley. Serve immediately.

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