Mediterranean Scampi Recipe

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Elaine Radu


A different slant on Scampi. We have all enjoyed Scampi prepared by our favourite chefs. Have we enjoyed Scampi prepared my Mediterranean way?
So good, you will be sorry when it is all gone.
I developed this recipe for a cooking contest, and yes, friends.... it won. How exciting and tasty. Don't be afraid of the quantities listed; you and your guests will be happy and love the wonderful flavour.
Oh yes... provide plenty of baguette to soak up all the aromatic sauce. You'll be glad you did.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 - 6
20 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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2 lb
large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
1/4 lb
unsalted butter
1 large
head garlic; whole head, peeled, crushed and chopped fine
1 c
green onion, bulbs and stems, chopped coarse
large, red pimento peppers; roasted; skin seeds and pith removed and cut into thin strips
2 c
fresh, ripe plum tomatoes, peeled and chopped, with juice
1 c
flat leaf italian parsley, complete with stems, chopped fine
1 Tbsp
fresh oregano leaves, chopped fine
1 Tbsp
fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
1/2 c
kalamata olives, pitted, crushed and chopped coarse
1/4 c
2 - 3
lemons cut into wedges
lemon - juice of
1/2 c
dry white wine



  • 1In a large, deep, skillet or fast fry pan, melt butter. Be careful it does not burn
  • 2Saute garlic; when golden in colour, remove from heat and set aside for later use.
  • 3Add onions, bulbs with greens; saute until just softened; remove from heat and set aside for later use.
  • 4Add plum tomatoes with their juice; lemon juice; white wine. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  • 5Stir in garlic and onion which you had earlier set aside.
  • 6Stir in roasted pimento peppers.
  • 7Turn down heat and allow liquid to reduce.
  • 8Stir in fresh herbs (parsley, oregano, basil).
  • 9Stir in peeled and deveined shrimp. Steam until pink.
  • 10Add capers and olives; allow to warm through.
  • 11Turn out onto warm platter or serving bowl. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve while hot.
    Serve with noodles, rice, or orzo.

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Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mediterranean

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