Saturday, March 30, 2013

Shrimp Scampi

Most of the time Ryan and I just think of something to make the day of by thinking of something that sounds good and that we have all the items for. So yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to make something with shrimp and pasta and Ryan thought of making Shrimp Scampi. We found a recipe online from The Food Network and it was so easy and yummy and we are totally going to make it again sometime. Here is the recipe!
The ingredients needed are:
1 pound linguini
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes, optional
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
First start boiling water for the pasta and cook a couple minutes less than it says on the box.
While the pasta is cooking you will make the sauce and Shrimp.
In a large skillet at 2 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Now add the shallots (or onions that is what we used), garlic and red pepper flakes(if you are going to use these which we did, I thought it was going to make it spicy but it didn’t but I would add them the next time I make this recipe. Saute these ingredients until the shallots (or onions) are translucent.
For the shrimp it says to cook them and then put them to the side when they are cooked but we had pre-cooked frozen shrimp so we defrosted them and took the tails off (the tails came right off because we defrosted them under hot water).
Now add the wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. In this picture ignore the butter, halfway through the recipe we decided that it was not going to be enough food so we decided to double the recipe so this was more butter we should have added in the beginning but we added now.
Now add the rest of the Oil and butter.
After the butter has melted add the shrimp, pasta (after it is cooked and drained) and parsley and mix it all around to spread the sauce. After you have mixed it well it is ready to be served!
This recipe makes 4-6 servings but we all could tell that it was not very filling at all so it is probably a good idea to make more and if you don’t eat it all it also makes for good leftovers, I had some for breakfast this morning!
Thanks for reading my post, if you try this let my know by commenting below!

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