Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Shrimp Scampi

Many of our dinner recipes, feature chicken in one form or another, but we do prepare poultry-less meals too at The Frog & PenguINN. Fish is a close dinner second. 

We prefer meals that are not only delicious, but very easy too. This meal fills both those requirements. Dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Shrimp scampi consists of shrimp sautéed in a buttery, garlic, white wine and lemon sauce. This recipe is super quick and easy for a weeknight meal, perfect for entertaining friends or for a special dinner for two.

It takes longer to cook the pasta than it does to prepare the shrimp and sauce. This recipe is enough for two servings and possibly some leftovers.

Shrimp Scampi
  •  8 ounces linguine, fettucine (or other pasta)
  •  1 TBSP olive oil
  •  2 TBSP butter
  •  1 lb. large or jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
  •  4 cloves garlic, chopped
  •  1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  •  1/4 C white wine
  •  1/4 C lemon juice (1 lemon)
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  1 tsp lemon zest
  •  1 TNSP parsley, chopped
  •  Grated cheese for topping
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and melt butter in a pan over medium-high heat until foaming, add shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, flip, add garlic and red pepper flakes (if using). Cook for 1 minute more before transferring to a large bowl. (Note: cooking time for the shrimp varies depending on the size used. When the shrimp just turns from translucent to opaque/white it's done.
  3. Add white wine and lemon juice to pan, deglaze then simmer for a minute and remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley and lemon zest before tossing with shrimp and pasta.
  4. Serve topped with grated cheese.


A Quiet Corner said...

The Pres would like, YUCK! So he makes scampi for himself...:)JP

Gill - That British Woman said...

I would love this, dh would hate it. It looks so good. Also love your home/inn just gorgeous.

Gill in Canada.

P.S. Thanks for popping by I am your newest follower.

Sandra said...

yum plus easy... i like that

Country Gal said...

Looks good ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Out on the prairie said...

Made this 2 nights ago but used squid ink noodles to add that salty ocean flavor

Montanagirl said...

I for one, would really like this!! Looks wonderful.

NCmountainwoman said...

We love shrimp scampi. It's a perfect winter comfort dish but also great in summer.

Anonymous said...

I love shrimp scampi and this recipe looks easy.

Daisy said...

I haven't had any shrimp for a while. This looks really good.

Charlotte Wilson said...

We love shrimp scampi but I am going to have to find a new source for shrimp as the store I go to has shrimp from China....yuck!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

That's my plan for tomorrow night; I often stir in some fresh spinach at the last minute for ours too. To add veggies so Jerry's gets some..Charlotte, do not buy asian seafoods....yuck. We are lucky here, it comes from the Gulf shores and or fisheries in the north

William Kendall said...

I'd have to pass... I've never cared for seafood.

DeniseinVA said...

Now this is definitely something I would love to try. Looks delicious!

Elaine said...

Looks good!

L. D. said...

You make some really wonderful things. This looks so good to eat.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

This looks good, if I felt like cooking, I could make this...

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