Food Friday: Shrimp Scampi

Posted by on June 1, 2012

SHRIMP SCAMPI

My friend, Jasen, gave me this recipe once after he heard me bemoaning the fact that I had some white wine leftover that had gone bad. I was going to pour it out, but he told me to use it for this recipe instead.

Ingredients:

Butter
Olive oil
Garlic cloves (2) minced
Shallots (3) chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
25 small shrimp (peeled) I use frozen with tail on and pre-cooked.
A ton of freshly grated Parmesan
Linguine
Italian parsley
1 big lemon
About 1/2 cup white wine

Directions:

1. Brown shallots, red pepper flakes and garlic in a mix of butter and oil.
2. Add shrimp and pick out with tongs once they start to pinken up. Set aside.
3. Meanwhile, cook pasta on side until very al dente (will finish cooking with shrimp later). Drain. set aside.
4. Add two tablespoons butter and some olive oil and squeeze one big lemon into pan. Pour about 1/2 cup of the white wine. Boil a little bit.
5. Once butter starts to melt add linguine and shrimp back to pan.
6. Cover and simmer until shrimp pink and done.
7. Serve sprinkled with fresh Parm and chopped Italian parsley.

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7 Responses to Food Friday: Shrimp Scampi

  1. Kristi

    Glad you tried it Jess. Surprisingly easy, huh? Sushi with Terri would be fun. I’m up for sushi any day, any time … love it. xoxo

  2. Jess Lourey

    It was easy and delicious! I thought the lemon would be too much, but it gave it a nice brightness. I added baby bok choy for color and texture, and it was a hit with the kids and adults. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 And yes, we must get Terri hooked on the sushi.

  3. Kristi

    Stephanie and LD, as I said, it is so easy and yummy.

  4. LD Masterson

    Oh hell. There goes my diet.

  5. Stephanie

    Delicious. I love shrimp!

  6. Kristi

    Jess, it’s really yummy and EASY.
    PS Next time you’re in town I say we take Terri Bischoff to sushi … we’ll get her hooked yet!
    xoxo
    K

  7. Jess Lourey

    Looks delicious! Will print and try on Sunday. Thank you!