Shrimp Scampi

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.

Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients

  • 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
  • spaghetti
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1-2 tbs parmesan cheese, shredded

Method

  1. Wash and dry shrimp
  2. Season with salt, pepper, old bay seasoning, and lemon juice for 1 hour
  3. In a deep frying pan heat butter and fry onions and garlic
  4. Add shrimp and chili flakes
  5. Add juice from half lemon and cook until shrimp are just pink
  6. Pour wine, bring to a boil, and simmer until the alcohol smell cooks off
  7. Add 2 tbs butter to shrimp sauce, stir and mix well
  8. Remove from heat and season with parmesan cheese and parsley
  9. Serve with spaghetti and enjoy!

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