How to Make Awesome and Easy Shrimp Scampi

Need something delicious that is simple and quick to cook? Try this awesome and easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe. This Mediterranean seafood dish is a matter of few minutes and provides you with a refreshing and rich taste in return. Dish up your Shrimp Scampi as a filling first course or consider serving it with some plain rice, pasta, or salad. Experiment with its ingredients to come up with variation. For example, you can add breadcrumbs to give it a pleasing crunchy finishing touch.

Prep time: 15 to 20 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 15 to 20 min
Yield: 2 to 3 servings
Utensils: Frying pan or skillet, spoon or fork, knife, large serving platter

Ingredients:
Unsalted butter: 3 tablespoons
Garlic cloves – finely minced: 2
Salt: To taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Dry white wine: ¼ cup
Raw shrimp with tails on – peeled and deveined: 1 pound
Italian parsley – for garnishing (optional): 2 teaspoons
Fresh Lemon wedges – for garnish (optional)
Pasta, crusty bread, or rice – for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • 1

    Place 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter in the center of a non-sticking frying pan or skillet and set over stove’s medium heat to melt completely.

  • 2

    Once the butter oil is warm and foamy, add in 2 crushed garlic cloves.

  • 3

    Dust the cloves with some salt and finely powdered black pepper.

  • 4

    Now stir fry for 25 to 30 seconds or until light golden from the edges and fragrant.

  • 5

    Decant ¼ cup of dry white wine into the garlic-butter mixture and continue stir frying for 2 to 3 minutes until you feel that the wine’s smell has completely cooked-off.

  • 6

    Add in 1 pound of raw shrimp and carry on cooking for another 4 to 5 minutes or until pink, thick and lightly changed in colour.

  • 7

    Remove the frying pan or skillet with gloved hands and set aside until you prepare the garnishing materials.

  • 8

    Rinse some Italian parsley and coarsely chop with a knife.

  • 9

    Place the warm Shrimp Scampi in a large serving platter and scatter the chopped parsley over the top.

  • 10

    Arrange for fresh lemon or lime slices around it and serve warm. You can consider salad, pasta or rice as a serving to double its taste. Enjoy!

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