Shrimp Scampi

Today is Friday, I’ve had a long week and I’d like to celebrate the coming of the weekend with a celebratory meal. The only problem is that I’m tired. The solution – Shrimp Scampi!

Shrimp Scampi is beautiful in it’s simplicity, but sure doesn’t lack in flavor. With perfectly cooked, plump and juicy shrimp, served with fresh parsley, basil, white wine and a bit of garlic, each component sings in this gorgeous composition. Perfect for date nights or a simple dinner solution, Shrimp Scampi will work every time. The entire meal will be ready in the amount of time it takes to cook a pot of pasta. 

Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions or how you like them, al dente or well done, whatever suits your fancy.

Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a paper towel and blot dry. Bring heat oil in a skillet. Add the shrimp quickly to the skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper and placing it in a single layer. Cook for about 3 minutes, just until it’s golden on one side and pink  on both.

Take immediately off the heat and place in a covered bowl to stay warm. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook just until you smell the aroma of garlic, about 30 seconds.

Add the wine and whisk until you get all the delicious, yummy bits off the bottom of the pan. Reduce the wine on high heat for about 3-5 minutes. Off the heat, add the butter and whisk until it melts. Add the herbs and shrimp. Toss to combine. Toss with the pasta. 

 

Shrimp Scampi
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb pasta (angel hair, fettuccine, spaghetti)
  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1½ Tablespoons oil
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup white wine (I use Sauvignon blanc)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • salt, pepper
  • fresh parsley, basil, minced
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions or how you like them, al dente or well done, whatever suits your fancy.
  2. Meanwhile, place the shrimp on a paper towel and blot dry. Bring heat oil in a skillet.
  3. Add the shrimp quickly to the skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper and placing it in a single layer. Cook for about 3 minutes, just until it's golden on one side and pink on both. Take immediately off the heat and place in a covered bowl to stay warm.
  4. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook just until you smell the aroma of garlic, about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the wine and whisk until you get all the delicious, yummy bits off the bottom of the pan. Reduce the wine on high heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Off the heat, add the butter and whisk until it melts.
  7. Add the herbs and shrimp. Toss to combine. Toss with the pasta.

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