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SHRIMP SCAMPI

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp (tail-on)
  • 4 TBLS butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 C white wine
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • McCormick crushed red pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
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I’m taking it back old school with this recipe for Shrimp Scampi. Serve with or without pasta. You decide. I love recipes that are quick and easy and can feed a lot of people for very little money.

If you are local to Charlotte, head on over to The Carolina Meat & Fish Co. and grab a pound or so of fresh NC peeled and deveined shrimp or have them ship to you! You can also add this recipe to your Christmas Eve, Feast of the Seven Fishes.

shrimp scampi pasta in a pan

You want to try to prepare your pasta and sauce so that they are finished at the same time. Start boiling a pot of water. Do NOT forget to salt your water! Drop your pasta in the boiling water.

Heat a skillet to medium. Add the butter, olive oil, garlic, shallots and a few dashes of red pepper flakes. You are just looking to soften, not brown, the garlic and shallots. This will take about three to four minutes.

shallots and garlic with butter in a pan

Season your shrimp with salt and pepper. Toss shrimp into the pan. Allow shrimp to cook through. Just need a few minutes a side. You will see the shrimp turn pink. Pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Stir to coat the shrimp. Zest in the lemon and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Serving up with pasta? Transfer the finished pasta directly from the pot to the pan with tongs or a pasta spoon. The liquid from the pasta will thicken the sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemons. Serve immediately. ENJOY this simple and quick Shrimp Scampi.

shrimp scampi pasta in a pan

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