Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is so easy and I just love it.  Truly - Cook pasta.  Cook shrimp.  Mix together.  Eat.

I like to be able to just throw stuff together when I can... instead of following an exact recipe.  When things have so few ingredients, like this does, thats what I do.

At the bottom are a few places where I got ideas.  I chose to add some chicken broth to make some more sauce, and a little bit of parsley.  I don't have amounts for shrimp or pasta because it really just depends how hungry you are... but I'd use the rest of the amounts for about 1/2 - a whole box of pasta, and double if you're making more than that. Here's an overview of what I did.

Shrimp Scampi
• Shrimp
• Pasta (Your choice of linguine, spaghetti, angel hair, whole wheat pasta...)
• Salt and pepper
• Parsley
• 4 tablespoons Butter
• 2 teaspoons Minced garlic
• 1/4 or 1/2 cup White wine or chicken broth
• Olive oil

Boil pasta to al dente.  While pasta is cooking heat oil in pan and begin to cook shrimp.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Mix in 2 teaspoons mixed garlic and butter.  Once the shrimp is cooked move it to a bowl.  Add butter and chicken broth to pan.  Cook until it boils and stir to thicken.  At this point you can add a bit of corn starch to thicken it up if you want.  Add shrimp back in.  Mix in drained pasta and add parsley to taste.  Serve with garlic bread and enjoy!

Sources: Food Network, Tasty Kitchen Blog

1 comment:

  1. I love corn starch! I've never bought shrimp before. I don't know why. I only feel comfortable eating shrimp at a restaurant. Even if its Long John Silver's.

    ... Especially if it's Long John Silver's.