Thursday, December 9, 2010

Shrimp Scampi

I surprised Bobby with this right when he got home from work yesterday. I couldn't believe I had everything ready on time. 
That never happens. 

The only thing that's not pictured is my HUGE tub of garlic. It would have taken up the whole picture. That's what happens when you go to Costco hungry. You buy everything in bulk haha
I had leftover chardonnay in the fridge from girls night with Jessica. We giggled at the brand name "Menage a Trios" :) She was obviously feeling frisky when she went shopping.
The recipe is from How Sweet It is

Shrimp Scampi

1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons of butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of dry white wine, like Chardonnay
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 - 3/4 pound whole wheat linguine
1/3 cup parmesan or asiago cheese (or maybe more:)
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley

Make sure shrimp is cleaned and dried off completely, then season with salt and pepper.
Boil your water for pasta and cook pasta according to directions.
Heat large skillet over medium-high heat, adding olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. 
Add minced garlic, then immediately add shrimp (this prevents garlic from burning) in one layer so each side can cook. Cook for only 60 seconds, then flip shrimp and cook for 60 seconds more. Pour in white wine and let mixture simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in last tablespoon of butter.
Add all pasta to a large bowl and pour entire shrimp and wine mixture over top. Add red pepper and cheese and toss until everything is combined. Add additional olive oil or salt and pepper to taste if desired. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with garlic bread.

What's the only thing that can make this dish even better?????????

A glass of wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar we brought home from Italy!!
Enjoy :)

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