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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi

What should one make for dinner with frozen shrimp in the freezer? OnSugar blog Abbey Eats thinks you should give this shrimp scampi a go.

Oh my gosh! This recipe is so good, you have to try it! Okay, so I've had frozen shrimp lying around in the freezer for quite sometime now, but I didn't know what to do with it. I didn't feel like cooking it the usual way so I thought of doing something else. Since I love pasta, and was quite bored of the usual bolognese, I was thinking, why not try shrimp pasta? So I browsed online and found this. It's an amazing recipe, I promise.

Find out how she put her spin on the Italian classic when you keep reading.

Initially, I was thinking of not following the recipe, like cooking the shrimp with the shell and adding white wine while it's still cooking. But I thought, hey, I tried not following several recipes before and it didn't turn out quite as good as I was expecting, so this time I followed the recipe with a few substitutes: spaghetti instead of linguine, rice wine instead of white wine, lemon chili sauce instead of red chili pepper flakes, winter melon juice instead of lemon, and basil instead of parsley.

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Adapted from Closet Cooking

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 pinch red chili pepper flakes (optional)
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 pound shrimp (shelled and deveined)
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound linguini (cooked)
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped, optional)
1 tablespoon parmigiano reggiano (grated, optional)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
2. Add the red chili pepper flakes and garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Add the shrimp and saute until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
4. Remove the shrimp from the pan.
5. Add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
6. Simmer the liquid until reduced by about half, about 3-5 minutes.
7. Add the butter, wait for it to melt and turn off the heat.
8. Add the shrimp, pasta and parsley and toss to coat.
9. Serve with a garnish of parmigiano reggiano if you wish.

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Alyssa18 Alyssa18 4 years
For parties and meetings easy Italian recipes can be prepared. They are easy to prepare in a very short time. Impress your guests with their secret recipe easy to prepare Italian food. Many enjoy Italian cuisine. It is rich in mixtures of meat and tasty sauce. If you decide to have one, can serve Italian food does not have to spend so much time to prepare. There are many easy recipes for a perfect Italian dinner or gathering. kw Restaurant Muenchen
abbey95 abbey95 5 years
wow really?! thanks for sharing! I'll try it without cheese and butter :) its a good way to save some calories :P
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 5 years
I make this recipe without the cheese & butter and it's equally as delicious!!! Oh and I used spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti! It's wonderful!
abbey95 abbey95 5 years
the recipe is really delicious :) try it! :) try adding some ginger and lots of cheese..really yummy!
nancita nancita 5 years
That looks delicious! Great idea for the frozen shrimp I have on hand.
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