Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is another one of those dishes that I think sounds so elegant but is really easy and quick to take from stovetop to table.  And nowadays you can get the shrimp already shelled and deveined and ready to go.  I cheat and buy it in bulk from Costco so I always have some on hand.

I'd probably put this on top of greens myself, but your family might appreciate it served over quinoa or Cauliflower Rice

Shrimp Scampi
makes 2 servings

3/4 lb RAW medium sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
6 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced green onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced parsley
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
optional - dash of liquid pepper seasoning

Pat shrimp dry with paper towels; set aside.  Melt butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat.  Stir in green onion, oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt; cook until bubbly.

Add shrimp to pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink (4 to 5 minutes).

Stir in parsley, lemon peel and seasoning.  Serve warm.

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