Olive Garden Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta

 One of the most popular shrimp appetizer recipes from the Olive Garden is the Olive Garden Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta. Lightly battered shrimp, that is deep-fried and served with a succulent butter sauce is a wonderful way to start a meal. Can’t get to the Olive Garden? You can make savory fried shrimp in no time at all!

homemade Olive Garden classic shrimp scampi fritta on a blue plate

When you go out to eat, you often get to enjoy meals that are fancier than what you would make at home. For me, this means enjoying an appetizer and a dessert. The Olive Garden Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta is one of my favorite Olive Garden appetizer recipes. The shrimp are lightly battered, cooked to perfection, and then it is served with a creamy buttery sauce that makes this irresistible. This could make a great meatless dinner option if you are looking for a new way to prepare shrimp.


  • 1 pound shelled, deveined shrimp
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup unsalted butter cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 lemon slice, you will use 5 to 6 slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley dry is ok
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • vegetable oil for frying


Fried Shrimp Instructions

  • Fill a large pan with 3 to 4 inches of vegetable oil Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
  • Dredge the shrimp in the cornstarch, shake off the excess.
  • Fry the shrimp in small batches for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack until ready to use.

Shrimp Scampi Sauce

  • In a heavy-bottomed skillet, heat together the wine, vinegar, and chopped onion over medium heat until the liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon.
  • Add in the small cubes of butter and stir until it is melted. Add in the heavy cream, salt, white pepper, lemon slices, parsley, and lemon juice. Stir to comobine.
  • Place the cooked shrimp on a serving plate and drizzle with white wine sauce.


Calories: 874kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 435mg | Sodium: 1450mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1710IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3mg

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