3 February, 2017
Shrimp Scampi – Quick and easy – 20 Minutes Max
……..is quick and easy and delicious!
Shrimp Scampi will be at the top of your list of “go to” choices when you want to keep it simple but still would like it to be real good and…..
……for a great game day finger food just forego the pasta and serve your Shrimp Scampi with toothpicks!
Shrimp Scampi is a basic simple Italian dish of just a few ingredients that you will not mess up.
In fact any fancy Italian restaurant has to keep it simple to have it turn out well and they cannot make it any better than you are going to.
Put a pot of salted water on for the pasta and if the shrimp have to thaw out put them in a bowl of water.
While the coming to a boil and the thawing out are going on lets put together a salad for tonight’s veggie and chop up the garlic. Caprese Salad would be our choice for our Italian mood dinner.
The salad is ready, the shrimp have thawed out and the pasta water is boiling.
Put the pasta in the pot of water and stir it right away to keep it from sticking together. Remember to stir it a few times as it cooks.
Put on a skillet that is large enough to handle all the shrimp laid out flat. Set the burner at medium and add the olive oil and 1/2 of the butter. When the butter has melted put in the garlic.
As soon as you get the fragrance of the garlic cooking add the salt, pepper, parsley and red pepper flakes.
Stir it all together and lay the shrimp out in the skillet. Give the shrimp just half a minute to a minute a side depending on their size.
Then put in the rest of the butter, squeeze in the lemon juice and add the white wine. Oh, and a splash of the pasta water
Stir it all together and just a minute or so after it comes up to a simmer…….
……..enjoy your quick and easy, homemade, better than a restaurant Shrimp Scampi!
Oh yeah and a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio or Soave will complete that “sitting in a restaurant” feeling.