Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi
Italian,  Main Course,  Seafood

Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi

Sage Brown Butter seemed like a natural way to build this Shrimp Scampi dish.

It’s well noted on the pages of Lemony Thyme that Sage Brown Butter is something I’m passionate about.  The best way to describe it…’sensual.’  Definition ‘sen-su-al’ adjective: “relating to or consisting in the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of appetite.” 

Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi
Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi
Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi with Fettucini

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Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi

Sage Brown Butter Shrimp Scampi

Libby with Lemony Thyme
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Seafood
Servings 2


  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • 10-12 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. fresh shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 4 oz. cooked fettuccine or linguini


  • Melt butter in a large skillet, add sage leaves and sauté on medium-low until leaves are crispy and butter is just beginning to brown. Remove sage leaves and reserve.
  • Add in garlic, shallot, and red pepper flakes. Saute for 2-3 minutes until shallot is tender and fragrant. Add in shrimp and toss until shrimp turn pink, 3-4 minutes.
  • Toss in chopped parsley and crispy sage leaves.
  • Serve with forks or over cooked pasta.


  • Jess

    4 stars
    This was a good base to start with. I squeezed in some lemon juice and a bit of zest… I also cooked the shrimp with a rub of garlic and Himalayan salt, and added a bit more butter as I was doing a recipe and a half, also used Calabrian peppers and boy that added a nice little zing!

    At the very end it was needing a bit of salt so my secret recipe is smoked sea salt.. it worked wonders! Just a few cracks and the dish was absolutely perfect for my palate.. I also used chickpea linguine and it turned out great! Thanks for the recipe :)

  • Sarah

    This was absolutely delicious, thank you!! I had a bunch of sage from the farmer’s market and was looking for a recipe. My husband and I both loved it!

  • Britta

    5 stars
    I made Sage Brown Butter recipe with Shrimp and it was a huge hit with my entire family. Even my picky 5 year old and 2 year old ate every last bite! I will make again and again. The crispy sage was unreal. Thank you for this wonderfully easy and tasty meal. I will be making many more of your meals in future.

    • libby

      Thank you so much Britta. I love hearing that a family enjoys one of our recipes. I really appreciate your feedback!!

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