Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Simple Shrimp Scampi

I love how simple this recipe is. It has just a few ingredients, but still has big flavor! The lemon, butter, and shrimp are perfect together!

The Recipe:

Simple Shrimp Scampi
Simple Shrimp Scampi
  • 1/2 Pound Shrimp - Peeled and Deveined
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Dry White Wine
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Shallot - Minced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves - Minced 
  • 3 Scallions - Chopped
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Linguini
  • Fresh Parsley

In a heavy bottom skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic and shallots. Season with salt and pepper. Add some crushed red pepper flakes if desired. Add in the white wine and lemon juice. I prefer a dry white wine, like a sauvignon Blanc. 

Cook the shrimp until on both sides. The shrimp will cook fast, so just a few minutes per side. When the shrimp are almost done, add in the scallions and cook just long enough to heat. You don't want them to over cook.

Serve over linguine and garnish with the fresh parsley. If you're feeling up for an adventure, this is great with fresh pasta! This pairs really well with some Cheesy Garlic Bread!

Happy eating!

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