When you recently went to a fancy Italian and asked for shrimp scampi, but you got dry spaghetti and 5 pieces shrimp, so you came home and decided to do better, so you made your own version of it.
I reckon that, a delicious shrimp scampi has butter, garlic, and wine as its main ingredient. At the restaurant that I shall not name, did not have a tasty shrimp scampi; rather it was bland and dry. With this recipe I chose to add a little extra flavor with some tomato sauce.
- 1 lbs shrimp, peeled, de-vined, tail on
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp old bay seasoning
- juice from 1 lemon, divided
- 3 tbs butter, divided
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 1 cup wine
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1-2 tbs parmesan cheese, shredded
- Wash and dry shrimp
- Season with salt, pepper, old bay seasoning, and lemon juice for 1 hour
- In a deep frying pan heat butter and fry onions and garlic
- Add shrimp and chili flakes
- Add juice from half lemon and cook until shrimp are just pink
- Pour wine, bring to a boil, and simmer until the alcohol smell cooks off
- Add 2 tbs butter to shrimp sauce, stir and mix well
- Remove from heat and season with parmesan cheese and parsley
- Serve with spaghetti and enjoy!