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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shrimp Scampi - in 15 minutes!

This is as easy as it gets. An Italian restaurant in your own kitchen. So go out and buy 1 lb of shrimp at the grocery store and make yourself a very easy meal.

4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp red pepper flakes (less if you don't want the spice)
1 lb shrimp (tails on or off)
1/2 cup dry white wine (or whatever you have in the fridge)
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup parsley
salt and pepper to taste
pasta - spaghetti or rotini or whatever you like.

*Pasta will take about 8-10 minutes or more, so start this before the shrimp.

1. In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat.

2. Add shallots and red pepper.

3. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and drop in skillet. Cook until pink (be careful not to overcook!!). Remove shrimp from heat.

4. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring to boil.

5. Add 2 tbsp butter and olive oil.

6. When butter's melted, return shrimp to pan with parsley.

7. Drain pasta. Serve with shrimp and sauce.


  1. Hi pal! Thanks for the recipe - this will be dinner tonight! Hope all is well! xo

  2. Made this for dinner tonight and it was AWESOME! Although it is the HEAT of the summer (we did try to eat it outside on the porch, but were attacked by mosquitos) it was thoroughly enjoyed inside with the aircon.

    I LOVE the lemon/wine/parsley 'zinger' taste!
    DID ADD some bits of fresh tomato as well, and served with an oven toasted baguette :) YUM!!

    Thanks KT!