Monday, March 23, 2009

Succulent Shrimp Scampi

Succulent Shrimp Scampi

Your mind will think you are in an oceanfront restaurant while consuming this delectable dish.

Things You’ll Need: Shrimp, Olive Oil, Garlic, Butter, Italian Seasoning

SHRIMP - I usually use 28-30 fresh frozen shrimp in the shell to feed my family of four. You can pay a little more to get the de shelled and deveined shrimp. It is very easy to do it yourself. Farmed raised shrimp is fine. If it is frozen, place the shrimp in a collandar and run it under cold water until thawed.

GARLIC - Chop 4-6 large cloves of garlic. Set aside in a small bowl of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

COOK - Place a large saute pan on medium heat and add a dash of olive oil. Add butter, I usually use 2 cubes (1/2 lb.), but you can do it with less. Add the shrimp. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. If you do not have it, it is a mixture of Rosemary, Basil and Thyme.

ADD GARLIC - Once the shrimp has turned pink add the garlic, you do not want to overcook it or burn it. Cook for 1-2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. You can serve it alone or with rice. Enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi is an excellent meal for all occasions. I prefer to serve it with a dry white wine

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