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What To Serve With Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a delicious way to enjoy shrimp. It is typically made with garlic and butter, and shrimp are placed in it.

However, some people may choose to serve it over linguini or angel hair pasta if they feel inclined to do so.

Shrimp Scampi sides

There are several ways to serve this meal, either as an appetizer or as the main course. If it is accompanied by the right side dish, then it becomes the perfect dinner for a gathering of family and friends.

The goal was to discuss 20 ways to serve shrimp scampi with some side dishes that would complement it.

These shrimp scampi side dishes, which include Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus and Cheesy Zucchini Rice, are sure to complement that luscious and tender shrimp and buttery garlicky sauce. 

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1. Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

I love asparagus as a vegetarian side dish that complements almost any main dish due to its healthy and tasty nature. This recipe is the perfect companion for some garlic shrimp scampi over pasta, as well as a glass of cola.

Furthermore, this dish takes about 20 minutes to prepare, which provides you plenty of time to focus on your scampi.

If you want to roast asparagus, grab some fresh asparagus, mix it up with garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and grated Parmesan, and pop it in your oven to roast. All you have to do is follow these simple steps and you will feel like you are in your favorite restaurant as soon as you are done.

2. Pesto Zoodles

I’m sure that the macaroni salad served with some shrimp scampi would be a great picnic classic. Prepare both of these ahead of time and consume them while lying out on your picnic blanket, while both are chilled. 

What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of summer!

The salad should be blended with boiled eggs, colorful bell peppers, and celery, all mixed in a creamy dressing. There will be an exciting side dish, full of flavors that will perfectly complement your delicious shrimp scampi.

3. Greek Veggie Salad

There is a delicious and nutritious alternative to carbs that many people are turning to zucchini noodles. There is nothing more irresistible than zoodles made with chickpeas, pesto, and white cheddar cheese and it is impossible to resist enjoying it.

I think the delicate flavors in this recipe would go well with a more flavorful shrimp scampi recipe, like one with an Asian-inspired dressing style. With your colorful zoodles filling up any plate, any dish will look what I like to call magically tasty.

Grilled Kabobs
Grilled Kabobs

4. Grilled Kabobs

Make some tasty fruit and veggie kabobs with your shrimp scampi after you have finished getting the grill ready for your shrimp scampi. You will have plenty of appetizers to choose from for a BBQ or hot summer night.

My favorite vegetables for vegetable kabobs are squash, zucchini, onions, cherry tomatoes, and peppers. The pineapple could also be included unless you are making fruit kabobs, in which case you may want to exclude it.

In my opinion, pineapples are the best fruits to grill, as well as strawberries, melons of any kind, peaches, and bananas. This delicious, yet healthy, dessert is made by caramelizing the sugars naturally present in these fruits.

5. Mango Guacamole

A good way to experience a mouthwatering tropical vibe is to order coconut shrimp, served with mango guacamole that will leave you breathless! The taste of fresh mango guacamole is sweet, tangy, slightly spicy, and full of flavors; it’s the epitome of summer’s sides.

Take a little bit of heaven for a few tortilla chips, or even a bite of shrimp scampi itself, and dip them into this unique bowl of flavors!

6. Pascagoula Potato Salad

One of the best potato salad recipes, the Pascagoula recipe is a twist on the usual ingredients with cheddar cheese, bell peppers, and celery on top. Make this Southern-inspired side dish even tastier by mixing together all of the ingredients with a tangy honey mustard dressing.

When you prepare this luscious salad side at your next cookout, serve it alongside some blackened shrimp scampi and wow your friends with the end result. 

7. Caprese Salad

Caprese is another delicious side dish that is sure to please a large number of people. Whether you want to stick with a classic mozzarella, tomato, and basil combo, or try something a little different with honeydew melon, green tomatoes, and burrata.

 It does not matter which way you prepare it, you get a bright, fresh, and delectable salad that goes amazingly well with shrimp scampi.

Elote-Style Corn
Elote-Style Corn

8. Elote-Style Corn

The question I want to ask is, is there anyone in the world who does not absolutely love corn on the cob when it is grilled? In that case, we definitely don’t know them.

There are many ways to prepare corn on the cob, but it is hard to beat the flavor and texture of Mexican-style corn on the cob with spice shrimp scampi.

In order to make elote, we use mayonnaise, Mexican crema, ground chipotle pepper, minced cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and crumbly cotija cheese or goat cheese. If you are unable to find Mexican cream, you can use sour cream instead.

It is also possible to grill your corn while making shrimp scampi on the grill. As an alternative, you can bake this delicious corn in the oven as well. Serve the corn with wedges of sour lime to squeeze over it for a tasty garnish.

Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice

9. Coconut Rice

If you are having a seafood entree with a side of steaming white rice, you are going to enjoy it just as much, but why not mix it up a little bit to make it more interesting? The next time you’re craving rice, take it to the tropics for a crowd-pleasing food that is sure to impress.

Make this rice dish with some chicken broth and coconut milk in combination with some chopped mangoes and pistachios, and you’ve got an amazing rice dish that’s bursting with flavor and uniqueness.

10. Caesar Salad

I think the very first thing that comes to mind when I am asked what goes well with shrimp Scampi is a delicious salad.

It doesn’t matter if you eat an iceberg or a fresh green salad, there’s always that sense of decadence associated with the Caesar salad. The Caesar salad was created by a chef named Caesar Cardini almost one hundred years ago.

In this particular Caesar salad, the greens are romaine lettuce, and the croutons and dressing are specially created Caesar salad dressing.

Salads like Caesars are primarily made with the dressing, which is typically made from ingredients such as Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, Dijon mustard, garlic, black pepper, eggs, lemon juice, and olive oil, and parmesan cheese.

A shrimp scampi salad is one of our favorite salads.

11. Coleslaw

As well as shrimp scampi, or any seafood dish, coleslaw is another typical side that pairs well with shrimp scampi. With a juicy scampi, bursting with flavor, the original recipe with mayo, carrots, cabbage, and vinegar will go very well alongside the mayo, carrot, cabbage, and vinegar salad.

Then there is always the option of trying a new recipe, isn’t it? If you are looking for a slaw with a bright pop of color, or a dish that goes perfectly with your shrimp scampi, opt for this carrot, mango, jicama slaw with plenty of lime juice.

12. Au Gratin Potatoes

The au gratin potatoes are both tasty and a filling side dish if you have a big crowd to feed. A perfect side dish is a dish with Yukon gold potatoes, lots of creams, cheese, and a little bit of garlic and spice to make it absolutely delicious. The perfect side dish to go along with some crunchy shrimp scampi. When I think of this delicious combination, I can’t help but salivate!

13. Cheesy Zucchini Rice

This cheesy zucchini rice recipe would be an ideal accompaniment to shrimp scampi because shrimp scampi goes so well with rice. 

If you enjoy cheese, you are sure to enjoy this dish, which is packed with cheese flavor and a smooth texture that is sure to impress the pickiest of eaters in your family!

14. Cornbread

In my opinion, cornbread pairs well with any rich food, which is why shrimp scampi makes a wonderful pairing with cornbread. 

I loved how the fluffy and moist side dish contrasted with the creaminess of the main course in the most delicious possible way. 

In order to prepare, you will need to preheat your oven, prepare the cornbread mixture, pour it into a skillet, and bake until golden brown on top. 

15. Steamed Eggplant

How about shrimp scampi with eggplant? That wouldn’t be a bad idea! 

Scampi would be the perfect accompaniment to this eggplant dish with its tangy Korean soy sauce and tenderness. 

This recipe is wonderful if you’re a fan of Korean food or if you’re simply looking for something new to try in the kitchen.

16. Zucchini Noodles

Does shrimp scampi go well with anything? Make sure to not miss out on these zucchini noodles known as Zoodles!

Zoodles or zucchini noodles as they are also commonly known — are made from spiralized zucchini that are created using a spiral vegetable slicer to achieve that noodle-like appearance. 

Serve up a delicious dish by sauteing garlic, tossing zucchini noodles, and sprinkling grated parmesan alongside some salt and pepper!

17. Popeye’s Cajun Fries

It is worth mentioning that shrimp scampi has a creamy mouthfeel to it, so we recommend serving it with a side that compliments it. 

Amongst all the recipes, there isn’t a better recipe than our copycat version of Popeye’s Cajun fries when it comes to both taste and texture. 

The fries are crispy and incredibly addicting just like the ones from the original restaurant. I can assure you that they are worth trying.

18. Garlic Butter Boiled Potatoes

Boiled potatoes with a touch of garlic and butter smothered in creaminess and perfectly cooked to perfection. 

How about tasting it after you have tasted it? How will boiled potatoes ever look at you again after you have tasted them?

When it comes to boiling potatoes, the key to creating the perfect dish is to cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender and the skin splits from the flesh. 

19. Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Your handy kitchen helper provides you with all the ingredients you need to make creamy and fluffy mashed potatoes. There’s nothing easier than making a simple dish with Yukon potatoes, milk, olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste and it’s perfect for lazy days.

It is possible to spice things up by grating some garlic and adding it to the mixture together with some scallions and cheddar cheese, or you can make cheddar scallion mashed potatoes by mixing some shredded cheddar with scallions and topping it with crispy bacon bits (delicious!)

20. Vegetable Lasagna

It is perhaps odd to think about serving lasagna as a side dish. However, to get back to the idea, pasta is one of the most flexible foods around, and lasagna can be prepared in advance.

It is not unusual to find that many restaurants offer this as an option. This is why you should not hesitate to ask your server for more information before selecting your meal.

In addition, you can buy pre-made or frozen lasagna sheets with all kinds of flavorings such as spinach, tomato basil, and cheese.

You can make this delicious vegetable lasagna in just 20 minutes and you will feel satisfied without giving your guests that heavy greasy food coma after their meal.

Fresh Salad
Fresh Salad

21. Fresh Vegetable Salad

There is nothing quite as refreshing as having a side of fresh vegetables with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and feta cheese with a heavier shrimp dish.

You will want something light and fresh to balance out the heavy flavors of a shrimp scampi dish served in a creamy pasta dish or any other similarly hearty dish. You can do this by serving a low-fat Greek salad alongside the dish!


Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Vegetable lasagna with shrimp is heavenly. I will try out some other suggestion you have shared. Thanks.