Thursday, September 1, 2016

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp is one dish the whole family enjoys.  I like it because it is so versatile and relatively easy to prepare.  You can grill it, boil it, fry it, and bake it.

In this recipe shrimp is fried in a  nice sauce made with butter, olive oil, garlic, white wine, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.  After the shrimp is cooked, add some lemon juice and parsley and toss.    I served my shrimp over some pasta.

This is a delicious dish.  The shrimp have a nice flavor and the pasta tastes wonderful coated in the wine sauce.

Shrimp Scampi
From NYT Cooking

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup dry white wine or broth
¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
 Freshly ground black pepper
1 ¾ pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled
⅓ cup chopped parsley
 Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
 Cooked pasta or crusty bread

In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes.

Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread.

Makes 4 servings


  1. I too love shrimp! This looks so tasty yet simple to prepare.

  2. Must be very delightful ♥