Monday, August 10, 2009

Shrimp Scampi


This is the last full day I'll have with my husband and kids...he goes back to work on Wednesday and I signed up to work tomorrow. I was trying to figure out what to make for lunch, when I remembered that we had some shrimp leftover from when we had fondue the other night for my husband's birthday. I certainly didn't want it to go to waste, so I immediately thought I would make shrimp scampi...one of my favorite dishes! We've experimented with several different recipes over the years and I decided that I would just kind of "wing it" this afternoon. I thought it was pretty good, if I do say so myself :) My husband and I have tried recipes in which I thought the "wine flavor" was too much, so that was my one major change. I added half white wine and half chicken broth. I didn't have fresh parsley, so please excuse the dried. If you're making this for a family of 4 or more, I would at least double it!

Shrimp Scampi

8 oz angel hair
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2 tablespoons olive oil
5-6 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
Fresh parsley (for garnish)

Directions:

Boil pasta according to package directions. In the meantime, melt butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 10-15 seconds, stirring constantly to make sure it does not burn. Add shrimp and continue cooking for 3-5 minutes--continuing to stir constantly. Add wine and chicken broth and bring to a boil; allow to boil for 1 minute. Add pasta, salt and pepper and stir to coat. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

12 comments:

  1. Rachel, I think this is one of the best looking shrimp scampi recipes I've ever seen!!

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  2. What a great looking shrimp scampi, Rachel...sounds like a very tasty lunch for a lucky husband!

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  3. This looks seriously delicious! Great recipe!

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  4. You took such a great picture.. I can never get a good photo of shrimp. Scampi is one of my fav ways to prepare it!

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  5. We love shrimp scampi in our house, too. It's amazing how many different recipes there are for it. I'm going to try your recipe when I make shrimp later in the week. It looks sooooo good!

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  6. Delicious...I love shrimp scampi! But, I'm a wino, therefore I add all the wine...and then some :P

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  7. I just realized that I've never made scampi. I like your version - too much wine ruins the flavor for me.

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  8. Oooo, yum! This is a must try for me!

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  9. This would score me major points with my husband! Looks awesome.

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  10. You recipe sounds wonderful, I will have to try this one.

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