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Shrimp Scampi Fritta is one of my favorite Olive Garden appetizers! This 3-ingredient copycat recipe is super easy to throw together!

Shrimp Scampi Fritta 

This fried shrimp is so good! Olive Garden serves the Shrimp Scampi Fritta in two different flavors (Spicy & Classic) and it makes for one of the best tasting shrimp dishes! You’d be lucky if it lasts long but serving it as an appetizer, lunch, or as a tasty dinner side are all the formal uses of it. This is literally a 3-ingredient recipe which is super easy to make and I’ll be covering tips and homemade alternatives to the shortcuts I took! You need this fried shrimp recipe!

What’s the Spicy Shrimp Scampi Fritta like?

Spicy shrimp scampi fritta is a fried shrimp appetizer drizzled with a spicy pepper sauce (also known as sweet chili sauce.)

How does the Classic Shrimp Scampi Fritta taste?

The classic version is coated with a garlic and white wine butter sauce and is not spicy.

How can I serve Shrimp Scampi Fritta?

Serve it alone as an appetizer, lunch or on top of pasta for dinner!

How can I make homemade fried shrimp batter? 

To make your own fried shrimp breading you can use  homemade bisquick, seasoned flour, or cornstarch. And if you want a thicker coating simply dip or add an egg to your breading!

Tips for fried shrimp:

  • Drain water off your shrimp but leave them moistened for the breading to stick on well.
  • Let breading set into shrimps and get sticky, those parts come out crispiest!
  • Deep fry or use a good layer of oil.
  • Fry until shrimps start shrinking in size to about have way.
  • Dip shrimp into beaten eggs or add an egg to the breading for a thicker breading.

Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi Fritta:

Shrimp Scampi Fritta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
Shrimp Scampi Fritta is one of my favorite Olive Garden appetizers! This 3-ingredient copycat recipe is super easy to throw together!


Shrimp Scampi Fritta

  • 16 oz Raw Large shrimp thawed, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup House Autry Seafood Breader
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chili Sauce


How to make Shrimp Scampi Fritta

  • Place breading into a large zip-bag and toss shrimp to coat. Set aside.
  • Preheat 1 cup of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry shrimp 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden and shrunken in size.
  • Drizzle with sweet chili sauce before serving.


  • Can substitute 1/2 cup of flour, cornstarch or a mixture of cornmeal and flour for the seafood breader. Season with spices to taste. Homemade bisquick will also work as a breading. 
  • Dip shrimp into a beaten egg before breading for a thicker coat of breading or beat an egg into the batter with an addition of water if needed for a fluffier batter. 

Nutrition per serving

Serving: 1servingCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 644mgPotassium: 72mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg

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    • Marilyn Sosman

    How do you make the original garlic sauce for shrimp fritta I don’t like the new dipping sauces

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Did they swap out their sauces for this appetizer?

    • Carolyn

    How do you make dipping sauce for Shrimp Scampi Fretta?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi, I used store-bought Sweet and Chili sauce from the Asian Aisle.

    • Vinod

    Wow its really good I will try it in my restaurant thanks for your recipe

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Hi Vinod, what a privilege to have our recipe used in your restaurant!

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