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Shrimp Scampi

By abbey95 · May 21, 2010 · 0 Comments ·

Oh my gosh! This recipe is so good, you have to try it!

Okey, so I have frozen shrimp laying around in the freezer for quite sometime now but I didn't know what to do with it. I don't feel like cooking it the usual way so I thought of doing something else. Since I love pasta, and quite bored of the usual bolognese,  I was thinking why not try shrimp pasta? So I browse online and found this. It's an amazing recipe I promise.

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 substitute. Spaghetti instead of linguine, rice wine instead of white wine. lemon chili sauce instead of red chili pepper flakes, wintermelon juice instead of lemon and basil instead of parsley.


Adapted from Closet Cooking

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)

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.

Much Love!

Filed in: Lunch, italian
Tagged with: scampi, italian, pasta, shrimp, Lunch
posted by

That looks delicious! Great idea for the frozen shrimp I have on hand.

posted by

the recipe is really delicious :) try it! :) try adding some ginger and lots of cheese..really yummy!

posted by

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!

posted by

wow really?! thanks for sharing! I'll try it without cheese and butter :) its a good way to save some calories :P

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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.

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