He’s ALL That, Shrimp Scampi With Freddie Prinze Jr.

I’ve told you this before and I know you’ve seen it first hand in my videos, but I am going to reiterate it once again…

Primal Kitchen Mayo GiGi Dubois

My mind wanders off ALL… THE… TIME… It loves to just stroll away like an angry toddler from his/her parents.


Thankfully no amber alerts ever need to be called for my brain, cause I have purchased a leash for it. 


A few examples of my brain acting like a bit of a vagabond, though…

When I hear or see the words/names:

  • FREDDIE, I immediately think about that burnt like toast serial killer with the razor glove that haunts all rebel children’s dreams who go against their mother’s wishes and watch that damn Nightmare on Elm Street movie anyways…
  • PRINCE… Well, common, we ALL know my mind (and yours?) sees PURPLE. And then rain.
  • JUNIOR… OBVIOUSLY, I envision a JACKED AF Austrian man who is with child.


And if I put those words/names together… Then my mind wanders off to a land where a tall, dark, handsome (and actually, mature) studly high schooler named Zack Siler, pulls up next to me in his yellow Land Rover and curls his lip into a sexy half grin… Asking me if I want to go on a safari with him in Tanzania. 


OH SHRIMP SON… Drop EVERYTHING! It’s time to book a tick…. I mean… Watch THAT movie. Who’s bringing the cauliflower popcorn?


Cause I’m not… I am (along with The Food Pervert T. NIPS!) actually bringing some of Freddie Prinze Jr’s SHRIMP SCAMPI from his cookbook BACK IN THE KITCHEN… I am SHRIMPLY the best to you all… I KNOW! I am not shellfish at all.


Actually, when it comes to fish… I totally am, but I’m krilly trying to practice my adulting and share. 



BUT Holy Shrimp! This Scampi Happening… 

Freddie Prinze Jr’s Shrimp Scampi…

With Modifications


  • 2 lbs Shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 6 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 tbs White Wine
  • 1/4 cup minced Shallot
  • 4 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2.5 tbs chopped Parsley, fresh
  • 1/2 tbs chopped Rosemary, fresh
  • grated zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • crushed Almonds, optional

Freddie will Scampi your SHRIMP… 

  • Combine all the above ingredients into a bowl and mix with the best kitchen utensil ever… YOUR HANDS!
  • Spread mixture onto a baking sheet and bake in the over for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve alone, or poured over spaghetti squash, zoodles, spaghetti (if you go that route), or a bed of greens! 
  • Gobble up the entire contents of this recipe.
  • Leave a comment telling me how OBSESSED you are with this recipe, and FPJ! 


So Tell Me…

  • Where does your mind like to wander off to?
  • What are you thinking RIGHT NOW?
  • When was the last time you saw SHE’S ALL THAT?
  • Are/Were you a fan of Freddie Prinze Jr? Ladiesssssssss…. You can’t tell me you DID NOT have a poster of him on your wall when you were younger. Perhaps you still do? 
  • Who else thinks Freddie needs to come join Pervy and I in the kitchen when we make another one of his recipes?!
  • Do you like sharing food?


  1. I’m already hungry for lunch now and it’s 8:35 AM! This shrimp scampi dish looks amazing. Also, what ever happen to Freddie Prince Jr?! He was SO hot!

    xO – Steph

    • Ah ha ha ha ha! Girl, I get that way ALL THE TIME. It’s 5:40am here and I am like, soooooo lunch, how YOUUUU doing?! Then again, who says SHRIMP SCAMPI can’t be breakfast?! Am I right? And FPJ is around and lovin’ life with Sarah Michelle Gellar by his side… And obviously cooking up a storm! 😉

  2. Now I see where your cauliflower popcorn mindset/comment came from 😛 But that lying meme, IM DYING.

    But I DO love me my shrimp!! I’m thinkin me and you could live off seafood and be perfectly happy. Ok maybe some gyro meat too thrown in because THAT IS LIFE.


  4. Would you believe I was an Extra is She’s All That?!?! Ha ha ha!!! I think you can see my left toe at the very beginning of the movie 😉 That shrimp scampi sounds delicious. Just as delicious as Freddie.

  5. I’ve often wondered what happened for good ol’ FPJ. I did not think of a cookbook, though! This shrimp looks freakin awesome. I’m totally craving seafood now.

  6. FPJ is such a throwback! Who knew he was a chef too!

  7. I can’t say enough how funny you are. I love Scampi!

  8. I didn’t even know he had a cookbook! Although, if we’re talking about favorite FPJ movies, my vote goes to Head Over Heels.

  9. Loving this shrimp scamp recipe! Shrimp and salmon rule my world and love that this is healthy and not the traditional calorie-laden version. Gorgeous photos. I’ve been craving shrimp for days now. I guess I just needed this recipe!

    • I read your mind but of course! I am pretty good at that – ha! I weirdly enough do not eat shrimp. I am actually not supposed to – but every once in a blue moon I do… And now that I have this recipe in my arsenal, I, uh, will probably eat much more of it… Which is so tasty, but probably not the best for me!

  10. If Freddie eats shrimp scampi we should all eat it.

  11. Love the shrimp scamp recipe!

  12. Love shrimp scampi and its always fun to read your posts. Just liked your FB page too.

  13. Hold it. Prinze JR has a cookbook??? That is amazing. And better than most of his films, I hope.

  14. Haley @ Cheap Recipe Blog says:

    You guys are so cute! Love the video and the recipe looks pretty darn good too (Thanks FPJ!)

  15. What my mind is wondering right now is “how in tarnation does Freddie Prinze Jr have a cookbook and GiGi doesn’t? Or does she have one and I’m not aware…cos am often not aware..” Ok – I need to reign it in before it goes amok – I might just have to borrow your brain leash!
    This scampi sounds super tasty and nope, I sure don’t like sharing my food (especially when it’s this shrimp scampi) – when someone tries to take a forkful off my plate and I cannot ninja jab them first, I stank-eye them, willing them to drop their forks on the floor in which case, I’d swoop in and eat all their food before replacements got there!

    • My brain is wondering why YOU do not have a cookbook!!!!! Your recipes are ridiculous! DUDE! They’re SO FRIGGIN’ delicious looking! AND HA HA HA AHA HA HA HA! I am soooo you when it comes to sharing food!!!!!!! My friend over the weekend was like, oh I am so trying your tuna when it comes and I looked at her like UHHHHH WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR 4 YEARS AND YOU DO NOT YET KNOW THAT I DO NOT SHARE FOOD?! WHO THE F DO YOU THINK I AM? And I won’t lie – A little fire built up inside of me and almost exploded! BAH HA HA HA AH HA HA H A AH HA! That’s how mad I get when people want to or think they can eat off my plate. Only a few people in my life I will MAYBE share with – but IT IS RARE.

  16. I can never get enough of shrimp. Now to go buy some shrimp to make this dish.

    • You most certainly do! Thankfully all grocery stores ALWAYS have some available! I don’t think I have ever been to a store that has said, “sorry, fresh out!”

  17. You are always so funny Gigi…I love this shrimps recipe…thanks for sharing it!
    Have a wonderful week :)

  18. Luv me some scrimps! Especially scampi ones 😉 Also, luv me some Freddie Jr (and I still kiss his poster every night). He def needs to come over next time you and Pevy do another one of his recipes but I want to be there too! #foursome Can’t believe I’m going to say this…because I adore butter…but can’t wait to try y’alls scampi version soon :)

    • BAH HA HA HA! Talk about quite the confessional of comments! 😉 I am glad you feel as though you can open up to me as much as you want – BECAUSE YOU CAN!!!!

  19. Well that’s easy and yummy! Thanks for the smile as always :)

  20. Where does your mind like to wander off to? ALL OVER THE EFFING PLACE!
    What are you thinking RIGHT NOW? How I wish I was at home working on my novel.
    When was the last time you saw SHE’S ALL THAT? Never watched it. Not joking.
    Are/Were you a fan of Freddie Prinze Jr? Ladiesssssssss…. You can’t tell me you DID NOT have a poster of him on your wall when you were younger. Perhaps you still do? He was there. I was a 90’s JTT fan instead.
    Who else thinks Freddie needs to come join Pervy and I in the kitchen when we make another one of his recipes?! That would be hilarious!
    Do you like sharing food? Depends on the food and with whom I’m sharing.

      YOU NEED TO WATCH SHE’S ALL THAT – WHATTTTTT are you waiting for missy?!?!?!?!
      OH MAN – JTT! What in the WORLD ever happened to him?!

  21. Shrimp scampi is one of my all time favorite meals YUMMMMM!

  22. I was ob-sessed with him in high school. The door to my bathroom had a giant collage of like 100 pictures of him that I tore out of seventeen magazine and other such publications, lol.

  23. Oh my god – She’s All That. It’s been a long time! I was just watching the leading girl in a Hallmark movie the other night.
    Where does my mind wander off to? I plead the fifth! It’s like a mind palace of weird.

    • I bet Scarlett would LOVEEEEEE She’s All That – but NOT quite yet – hahaha!
      I saw Rachel Lee Cook at an event a few years ago, and I totally fan-girled in my brain, LOL!

      And um, how do I book a trip to your brain? I bet I would have a blast in there!

  24. You mean: Freddie Prince Jr. needs to join you, Tara and ME in the kitchen, right? In that case I agree. Though I have to say he looked better back then …
    Believe it or not but I wasn’t a fan of him as a teenager. Justin Timberlake, though …He hasn’t by any chance written a cookbook, too ;)??

    • JT owns a few restaurants – so I am sureeeeee he and J.Beil will come up with something else food related down the pipeline and then OF COURSE they’re going to come on over and feast with me and Tara – haha! 😉

      Funnily enough, JT wasn’t my thing back then… JTT though – hubba hubba!

  25. Ah, I can definitely get into this recipe!! Well done!

    My mind wanderings knows no boundaries. It’s amazing I can think at all, lol

    • Ah ha ha ha ah ha ha! I am glad you appreciate your mind 😉 A lot of people take it for granted until they no longer have it anymore! Eat some of these shrimps to boost your brain strength! ha!

  26. I am thinking that you are too clever my friend. Your way with words is bananas! Shrimp scampi for the win!

  27. “What are you thinking RIGHT NOW?” Aw love how nuts you are 😀 Seriously I wan tto visit your mind for a vacationl. And I woudl eat this scrumptious dish every day !!!!!

  28. My mind always wanders to restaurants, FOOD, my future, college life, blogging and exercise! Now I could definitely use some cauliflower popcorn…

  29. Oooh, I heard that he had a book coming out! He’s an amazingly handsome and talented man and he can cook! Swoon! My mind wanders too… Now I’m thinking about life being like a box of chocolates!

  30. Brain on a leash, haha. Sometimes I wonder if mine needs one too…

    I can’t eat shrimp, but I love the recipes (and puns) you come up with! 😛

    As for sharing food, you can basically tell how much I like someone’s company by whether or not I’m willing to part with my foods. :O Especially if they’re my favorites!

    • You could totally make this with hunks of cod, or scallops… Whatever you want – You could even make this with other white fish, like halibut – the world is your oyster… Oh wait, you cold make this with oysters too! hahaha! I wonder if you would share your creation with me? 😉

  31. I am NOT sharing my cookies! :)

    You do not want to know what I am thinking about right now – stressed! ALthough running away goes thru my mind a lot! :)

    YOu are bot too cute!!!

    I actually never put posters of crushes on my wall but being older than you… :)

  32. I love Shrimp Scampi! I never thought to make it with crushed almonds before. I am so making this!

    • BOOM!!! Girl, we really just need to cook all of the dishes you and I have made and then some on the same day and PIG OUT! hahahahaahahah! Maybe we can film another video next Thursday?!

  33. Umm I have a brain that seems to go a mile a minute so my mind is always wandering off to other things. Usually things I need to do… or want to do… and always not what I’m “supposed” to be doing, haha!

    • Right?! HAHAHA! My life can be defined as a constant: “Wait, what was I going to do?” – LOL!! So many visual stimulation and distractions in this world these days!

  34. I was just thinking about “She’s All That” as soon as I saw his name! I need to go watch it now haha. This looks so good…yum, too bad he wasn’t in the kitchen with you 😀

  35. I remember him from the Scooby Doo movie (lol) and SMG as Daphne, haha!

  36. I’m often looking for really quick “fish” dishes for Friday night dinner, for Lynne and I. We call each Friday “Fish Friday”. This fits that bill perfectly. Thanks Gigi!

    Had to google Freddie Prinze Jr by the way. LOL. I’m not good with celebs. Lynne would know but she was too busy with Pokemon Go. 😉

  37. I love Freddie Prinze Jr and I didn’t know he wrote a cookbook! In fact, I wondered what happened to him since I haven’t seen him in a movie for a very long time! That shrimp looks delish!

  38. You made me really hungry. And that’s perfect!! Making a lunch around fish!

  39. What a delicious recipe!! I really love your posts! They are funny and very creative :-))

  40. That sounds absolutely amazing. I love everything with shrimp in it!

  41. Lol you guys are silly! My mind usually wanders off to food…I’ll wonder what I’m going to eat for lunch 3 days from now lol.
    That shrimp scampi looks really good. I might give it a try!

    • Bah h aha ha! Your brain and my brain = VERY VERY VERY SIMILAR! 😉
      Are you now thinking how you want to make this shrimp scampi for lunch in three days?

  42. I can never resist puns! So much fun — both the puns and the post. Not to mention the recipe. :-) As always, wonderful stuff. Thanks!

  43. I loved loved loved Freddie Prinze Jr growing up, he’s such a cutie. I had no idea he went to culinary school, very very cool. Love how you adjusted the recipes for those of us with food issues, Love you GiGi! I have to buy this cookbook asap :)

    • Aw I love you too Mary!!! THANK YOU for always visiting me every week :) And you’re welcome about modifying the recipes!!! This girl right here LOVES to eat ALL THE THINGS, so I just gotta adapt them to me/us! haha!

  44. haha love your video, you guys are so funny 😛

  45. FPJ has a cookbook? Why do I find this to be completely random. I had no idea! Also, that scampi looks friggin’ delicious.

  46. This sounds divine! I can’t wait to try it, so I pinned it!! I had forgotten all about FPJ…:-)

    • YAY FOR PINNING! Hopefully you’re not like me… The person who PINS but then doesn’t really look back at her pins to make the recipes! (Except for a select few!)

  47. …. makes me want to have shrimps for dinner! :)

  48. Hi I’m ROCCO !!!!! AHHHH to funny Tara just wants to enunciate her name. Many don’t know but GiGi and Tara are the originals :) Recipe looks good but I still can’t eat sea food although does canned tuna count ?
    By the way his father helped set the pace for TV comedy shows.

    • Canned tuna totally counts and you KNOWWWWW you could make the sauce for these shrimps and put it on tuna!! 😮 YES! My mind went there!! 😉

      And yep, Freddie Prince = we wouldn’t be where we are in the TV WORLD without ya!!

  49. I love scrimp and that looks delicious.

  50. OMG, now you got me so hungry GiGi… definitely pinning this to my recipe board on Pinterest for later :)

  51. My boys would love this. They are crazy for shrimp and I love how simple this is. Looks delicious.

    • Oh it’s SO SO SO simple Faith! So when your boys demand it “NOW” – you can serve it up to them in NO TIME and feel really good about it! :)

  52. Hubby would love the shrimp and wouldn’t share.

  53. Where do you get one of those leashes for the brain…on Amazon..? .maybe they have prime shipping…LOL I love shrimp any way any form but shrimp scampi is absolutely my favorite.

  54. Ha, I forgot all about that guy! That scampi looks delish, though. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  55. [ Smiles ] Hmm. Being a vegan, I do not eat shrimp.

    On thing I learned about you is, that you love to have fun, cook food and eat it.

  56. Never knew he went to culinary school. This looks delicious!

  57. Haha I used to Junior as a kid. This shrimp looks super tasty!

  58. That recipe is making me very very hungry. But your questions…

    Where does your mind like to wander off to? POTENTIAL KNITTING PATTERNS. GEOLOGY. MY JOB (PSYCHOLOGY).
    What are you thinking RIGHT NOW? MORE WINE? OR NOT?
    Are/Were you a fan of Freddie Prinze Jr? Ladiesssssssss…. You can’t tell me you DID NOT have a poster of him on your wall when you were younger. Perhaps you still do? AGAIN, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT.
    Who else thinks Freddie needs to come join Pervy and I in the kitchen when we make another one of his recipes?! SEE ABOVE.
    Do you like sharing food? NO!

    • I have these questions to distract you from your hunger 😉 Now go make SOME OF THIS RECIPE and then you have my FULL PERMISSION to go look up She’s All That and watch that dang movie! hahahaha!

  59. Gigi, when I read the words ‘Freddie Prinz, jr’ I immediately think of his father who used to be the star of the TV show ‘Chico and the Man’ (late 1970s), then the sad way in which he ended his life. Anyway, this recipe looks great (and I’m sorry I ‘arrghed’ your last recipe)!

    • Ugh, yeah I know – I feel sorry for FPJ about his dad for sure :( But it seems as if he is still a rather happy go lucky dude with a wonderful family :) And he fills his stomach with some deliciousness!

  60. Beautiful presentation! This looks good, and MY GOD I was all over FPJ in this movie. And any other movie. Biggest crush EVER.

  61. GiGi I would like to be a fly in your brain so to speak…OMG Scampi happening…You crazy gal and i love ya. And I love Scampi, shrimp, prawns you name it Love sea food :) And I love your style! keep bringing it!

  62. Ohhh I LOVE shrimp scampi! It is definitely my favorite way to eat shrimp! Right now I’m thinking about how much I do NOT want to go to my biology class in less than an hour… Ugh, school!

    • OMG CLAIRE – I can totally feel you on that! While I am no longer in school (THANK GOODNESS) I definitely dreaded every second of it. How much more school do you have until you’re completely done????

  63. I love shrimp scampi. This recipe sounds delicious. Where does my mind wonder? It usually wonders thinking about my kids, or the latest song I heard on the radio, that’s about it really. Have a fantastic weekend!

  64. Bookmarking this to use later like right now! Also, you managed to find the cutest FPJ pic I think there is!!

  65. My mind has definitely wandered off to some shrimp! Gonna pick up some this weekend!

  66. It was absolutely yummy.could taste every ingredient. Easy to make !

  67. HI GiGi,
    Your recipe sounds really healthy. I don’t a big shrimp lover but I think I would like this. By the way do have an extra brain leash – mine has been disappearing regularly??!!! As usual your post always put a smile on my face no matter how bad I might be feeling and I thank you for your great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    • How about scallops?! Those suckers would be PERFECT in this recipe too…. And um, I think I need to start selling these brain leashes…. I would make quite the killing, HAHAHAHA!

  68. Anything that’s not coated in butter is great!

  69. My husband loves shrimp scampi. I will have to make it for him now. Thanks for sharing.

  70. Amazing! My husband and I will have to try this recipe since we both love shrimp! ♥ I had no idea Freddie Prinze Jr. was into cooking, but I will have to check out his cookbook!

  71. There are so many things that need to be discussed in this post. Um, T-Nips?? I gotta start shouting that when I see her in public like ASAP! That half grin on FPJ melts my soul. Like I don’t care if she slays vampires, that bitch Sarah gotta go. And that shrimp thooooooooooooo! Holy crud where’s my plate? My fork is already in my hand and I’m ready to eat. Ok, still ready. Gigi…my scampi please…

    • So just wait until you see the Tahoe Video… You will see why I made the T NIPS reference, and when you hear what my nick name is… BAHHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA! You will want me by your side when you TAKE SARAH OUT to get to that 1/2 grin, LMFAO!

      And uhhhh I know you have a fork surgically secured to your hand, READYYYYYY to dig in, 😉

      • Yoooo you basically just laid out the trailer for that Tahoe video and if it were in a movie theater I’d already have my tickets. Ok ok hurry up with it already!!! And what do you mean a fork secured to my hand *hides for hand behind back*….

        • You had that fork surgically secured to your hand so you’re ALWAYS ready – like a fork hand…?! THAT WOULD BE AMAZING! bah ha ha! Then again, I just eat with my hands cause I am a CLASSY CLASSY lady.

  72. I SO wish I could eat shrimp after reading this, this recipe looks FIRE!

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  73. Awesome! This recipe looks delicious!

  74. Yum, that looks great! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  75. I do like sharing food, in fact I love it specially when I am the one who cooked them. Food is best enjoyed when shared with others

  76. HA! I love the puns….never stop the puns. lol

  77. I loooove shrimp scampi. But I have to use butter instead of olive oil. ‘Cause I love butter as much as I love shrimp scampi. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, GiGi!

  78. I used to love Freddie Prinze Jr. when I was a kid…. but that might’ve been because I was copying the older girls, lol. But this Freddie looks good too!

    • Ha Ha! Oh man, remember watching SHES ALL THAT and thinking, WHOAAAAA! High school is going to be so awesome….. Except, for me at least, high school was NOTHING like that movie! LOL!

  79. I love easy recipes! I like sharing food when it’s the other person sharing 😉

  80. It is about 11a.m now and today I was not even have breakfast. Should I quit this job, go home and make a large dish of shrimp???? :((((((

    The recipe seems easy to follow and I bet it’s tasty. OMG I am too hungry :((((

    • LOL!! I don’t think you should quit your job, otherwise you won’t be able to buy the shrimp? LOL – 😉 Just go straight to your grocery store after work, buy all these ingredients and it will be on your table in literally no time because you’re right – it’s SOOOOO easy to make!

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