Monday, October 27, 2008

Spicy Shrimp Scampi

I have had this recipe bookmarked on my computer forever. For some reason it kept getting pushed back and pushed back. I finally put it on our menu for this week and I'm glad I did. I did make several changes to the original because I couldn't stomach the idea of 6 tablespoons of olive oil AND 6 tablespoons of butter. I will say that even with the reduced oil and butter it still was yummy and I did have a lot of extra sauce. What I have below is the way I actually made it. If I was going to make it again I would thicken the sauce before tossing in the pasta. Other then that it was great and really easy to make.


24 jumbo Shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
4 Tbsp White Wine
3 Tbsp minced Garlic
2 1/2 Tbsp unsalted Butter
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet. Over medium heat, add the shrimp. Cook about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper flakes, lemon juice, wine and salt. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and stir in the butter. Remove from heat. Serve over pasta. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

  1. It's was a pleasant suprise to come home to this yummy shrimp