Shrimp scampi is one of those dishes that I make often and the payoff for the amount of time spent in the kitchen is so great.
Buy the largest shrimp you can find/afford
Remove the shell and the vein, I like to leave the tail on
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp or more red pepper flakes
4-5-6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1-2 cups white wine
1 tbs cold butter (optional)
Chopped parsley / cilantro
Juice of 1 lemon
On low heat add the garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes – cook for a few minutes till you start to smell the aroma of the garlic and it is just slightly browned.
add the shrimp and raise the heat to high.
Add some salt and sauté for about 2 minutes or till the shrimp just start to turn opaque.
Add the wine and lemon juice. Stir the ingredients and cook another couple minutes till the shrimp cook some more and the wine evaporates.
Add a generous pat of cold butter and move the pan vigorously to emulsify the sauce.
If you are counting calories, feel free to skip the butter. It’ll still
As soon as the shrimp are cooked through, ass chopped parsley or cilantro and you have dinner.
I have also made a meaL of this with a crusty baguette 🥖 or serve over rice if you like.
You can have dinner in the time it takes to cook the pasta.
Until I cook again!