Saturday, September 22, 2012

Shrimp Scampi

I love shrimp scampi!!!  It is buttery, garlicky... and oh so very yummy... I serve this over pasta (linguini) but you can serve this over any type of pasta... I like this with a little white wine added to the sauce and a little red pepper flakes but both of those things are optional...but they both really jazz up the flavor...which I love:) I serve this with a salad and crusty bread...  Enjoy

Shrimp Scampi

1/2 lb. linguini pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 package raw frozen shrimp, thawed & rinsed,tails removed (pat dry with paper towels)
1/2 stick butter (Plus 1 T for the end of the sauce)
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
shredded parmesan cheese
sprinkle of fresh lemon juice
2 T white wine
seasonings of your choice; I used (1/4 t of dried parsley flakes, couple of pinches of red pepper flakes, pinch of salt & pepper)

While pasta cooks, in skillet over medium high to high heat add butter and olive oil.  When foam subsides a little add garlic cooking for 1 minute until fragrant. Add wine, then add seasonings and shrimp stirring to mix.  Cook for about 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink   Turn off heat. Add remaining T of butter & sprinkle of lemon juice mixing to melt butter. After draining pasta immediately put back in pan & add the shrimp and scampi sauce to pasta using tongs to mix the sauce, shrimp & pasta together.  Serve immediately topping each serving with shredded parmesan. Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Ya'll sure do eat good at your house! ;-} I have never made this myself - only eat it when I go out. You are one honkin' amazin cook Joelle! Thanks for sharing.