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Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce)
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Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce)

Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce or Busara Sauce is an incredibly quick and easy seafood recipe that is perfect for summer days.

Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce)
This is such a fabulous, delicious dish. Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Sauce is incredibly popular here in Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia. Especially during the summer months. It's easy to make and it's made in just 35 minutes from start to finish. Growing up, I only ate scampi (or as we call it "Škampi na buzaro") about two-three times, on special occasions, when we celebrated a birthday or each other's successes. They are expensive here and it's not the easiest thing ever to buy high-quality scampi, sadly, a lot of times the price doesn't match the quality. But when you do get high-quality shrimp, this is a wonderful dish to make at home. Light, fresh and incredibly delicious. If you don't eat scampi, you can always use prawns or mussels (just make sure to adjust the cooking time). An easy recipe that celebrates delicious shrimps.

Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce

This Easy Shrimp Scampi are a pretty classic dish here in Slovenia and neighbouring countries (Croatia, Italy). We call them Škampi na buzaro (hence the Busara sauce - wine, garlic and tomato sauce). The preparation is quick and incredibly easy.


1. Place a skillet with olive oil, onion and parsley over medium-low heat.

2. Add garlic and shrimp scampi (you can use prawns or mussels too)

3. Add the wine (the alcohol will evaporate)

4. Add the tomatoes, breadcrumbs, and season with salt and pepper

5. Cook & Serve with parsley and white bread

The finished dish is:

  • fresh, light and rich in flavor
  • full of shrimp and tomato aroma
  • made in just 35 minutes (from start to finish)
  • dairy-free
  • can be made gluten-free easily
  • perfect for summer gatherings and celebrations
  • easy to make
  • only one skillet needed!

Ingredients for a delicious easy shrimp scampi recipe


fresh scampi



There are few ingredients, but they all play a crucial role.

Olive oil - Olive oil is essential in Mediterranean diet and can't be substituted in this recipe.

Onion & GarlicOnion adds the sweetness and garlic adds an amazing aroma that goes amazingly well with seafood.

ParsleyFor freshness.

Shrimp Scampi - Use fresh or frozen (defrosted) shrimp. Instead of shrimp scampi you can use prawns or mussels too, just make sure to adjust the cooking time.

White wine - Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio are great for this Shimp Scampi recipe.

Tomatoes - Use diced fresh tomatoes if they are in season, or use canned diced tomatoes if they aren't.

Breadcrumbs - They thicken the sauce and make it creamier. You can replace them with ground almonds (for gluten-free version) or leave them out.

Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce)


Cooked easy shimp scampi with white wine


How to peel and eat shrimp scampi

This is how you peel and eat shrimp:

1. Remove the head of the shimp scampi by snapping it downward. Discard the head

2. Peel off the shell by starting from the underside of the shrimp, where legs are attached to the body (photo 1)

3. Using your fingers, squeeze the tail together until you hear a crack (photo 1)

4. Using both of your thumb fingers peel the shell off (photo 2)

5. Remove the intenstins (optional) and enjoy your delicious shrimp

How to peel shrimp scampi


How to peel shrimp scampi


How to peel shrimp scampi


What to serve with Shrimp Scampi

These delicious treats are best served with freshly chopped parsley and fluffy white bread - so good!

What to serve with Shrimp Scampi


Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce)


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Lets get cooking!

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    as main dish or 4 appetizers
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  • Preparation

    Place a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add olive oil, diced onion and half of the chopped parsley. Stir to combine and cook for about 2 minutes. Add diced garlic cloves and whole shrimp scampi. Stir and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Always use the whole scampi, because they release a lot of flavors and make this dish richer.

  • Sauce

    Add the white wine (don't worry, the alcohol will evaporate). Cook for 5 minutes. Then, transfer the scampi to a large plate and add diced tomatoes, tomato passata (or tomato puree) and breadcrumbs to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Add 50 ml of water and cook for another 15 minutes.

  • Finish and Serve

    The sauce should now be reduced, creamy and rich. Return the shrimp scampi to the skillet and cook for 5 - 8 minutes. Optionally add 1/4 tsp of saffron for some extra flavoring. Transfer your cooked Easy Shrimp Scampi with White Wine Tomato Sauce (Busara sauce) to a nice serving plate. Sprinkle with the rest of the freshly chopped parsley and serve with fluffy white bread. Enjoy.


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