... Eefie's Beautiful Mess: Easy Recipe: Scampi with Garlic Cream Sauce

Mar 26, 2019

Easy Recipe: Scampi with Garlic Cream Sauce

Scampi with garlic cream sauce is one of those recipes that has been in my family for quite some time now. It's an easy dish with a lot of flavor and it tastes absolutely amazing!

My mom often made this on special occasions. She usually served it with some bread, but you can also eat it with rice, mashed potato or pasta with a little salad on the side. I personally prefer bread to add a beautiful crunch and a little bit more texture to the dish.

It’s a wonderful meal to prepare if you have guests over for dinner because it’s really easy to make and ready to serve in less than 30 minutes!

Easy Recipe: Scampi with Garlic Cream Sauce


  • 1 tsp. butter;
  • 10 ml water;
  • 200 ml cream;
  • 3 tsp. double concentrated tomato paste;
  • 250 ml milk;
  • 10 garlic cloves;
  • 1 tbsp. chili;
  • 1 tsp. black pepper;
  • 0.5 tsp. salt;
  • 1 fish stock cube;
  • 3 tbsp. sauce thickener;
  • 450 g raw scampi or peeled tiger prawns (gutted);
  • spring onions and chives to garnish;
  • crunchy bread, potato, rice or pasta.

Easy Recipe: Scampi with Garlic Cream Sauce


  1. Melt the butter in a small cooking pot and add the chopped garlic. The garlic has to be golden brown and beautifully caramelized before you add all of the other ingredients.
  2. Stir in the tomato puree, water, fish stock cube and cream. Let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and bring the sauce to a boil. Thicken the sauce with sauce thickener and let it cook for about 10 more minutes.
  4. It’s time to season the sauce with the chili, salt and pepper and to start cleaning the scampi. Don’t forget to stir every now and then.
  5. Add the scampi to the cream sauce and let them cook for 1 or 2 minutes until they’re beautifully pink and just cooked through to the center.
  6. You can add a little bit of finely sliced spring onions and chopped chives to garnish the dish.
  7. Serve with bread, mashed potato, rice or pasta.

Easy Recipe: Scampi with Garlic Cream Sauce


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  1. Oooh, the scampi looks delicious! You can never go wrong with garlic cream. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. Love how step by step your recipe is. I definitely can follow this. Good read.