Friday, April 17, 2015

Shrimp Scampi

Why is it that people will go out and order one of the easiest meals to make? I can understand some meals are exceptional at a certain restaurant, like the German restaurant we frequented when we lived in Long Island, but some dishes are so simple and inexpensive, it's easier to make them at home.
Shrimp Scampi is one of them.

Ingredients:
1/2 stick butter
2 cloves of garlic chopped
2 lbs. large shrimp
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup white wine
1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
Parsley flakes - sprinkle to desired amount
Oregano - sprinkle just a little because this is very strong

Directions:
Clean shrimp but leave tail on, so there is less shrinkage. Melt butter in deep frying pan at very low heat, add chopped garlic and braise till translucent. Add shrimp. Add 1/4 lemon juice. Add pepper flakes. Add white wine and extra virgin olive oil. Simmer for about 5 - 8 minutes till shrimp is pink through and through. Add parsley and oregano.
In the meantime, boil water for either thin spaghetti or linguini if you want to serve with pasta, or you can serve as is with a crusty loaf of Italian bread.
© Natala Orobello

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