Unique, Delectable Shrimp Scampi!

Unique, Delectable Shrimp Scampi! Recipe

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Alexandra Cloney

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@mightyaphrodite

My first dinner date (many years ago!) was to a wonderful Italian restaurant on the water in Newport Beach, CA. I had no idea what to order but have always loved a good shrimp dish, so I ordered the Shrimp Scampi. It had a tomato, butter, GARLIC (!) and wine base and I could have licked the plate . . . but didn't want to embarrass my "date". Tried a couple more scampi dishes, but all were butter, garlic and very little "depth of flavor". It took me a couple of years but I made up this recipe to get as close to that flavor that was seared in my brain. I hope you ENJOY!
Mangia!

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb
    jumbo shrimp (21-25 count) - peeled and deviened - do not leave tail on
  • 1 1/2 stick
    salted butter
  • 8-10
    medium roma tomatoes
  • 5-6 clove
    freshly crushed garlic
  • 1/2 c
    white wine
  • ·
    juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 jar(s)
    capers (drained) - i like mezzetta
  • ·
    cavender's greek seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    cooked white rice (optional) - i like jasmine

How to Make Unique, Delectable Shrimp Scampi!

Step-by-Step

  1. In large skillet, melt butter over low - medium heat. Do not burn butter!
  2. Wash and core tomatoes. Do not peel. Cut tomatoes in 6-8 wedges. Add tomatoes to skillet of melted butter and heat on medium heat for approx 8-10 minutes until tomatoes are softened and are easily crushed by the back of a spoon. Stir tomatoes and butter well (should resemble a gravy type consistency).
  3. Add crushed garlic, incorporate thoroughly. Add wine and lemon juice. Take a taste and add Cavender's seasoning, a little salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly. Add capers and parsley. Turn off stove unless you are ready to cook shrimp. (I let it sit if I have made it earlier in the day to maximize flavors. Otherwise, I cook my rice now.)
  4. When ready to prepare shrimp, heat the scampi sauce to the point of rolling boil. Cook the shrimp 3 minutes on EACH side. Serve over rice alongside a green salad. Enjoy!!

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About Unique, Delectable Shrimp Scampi!

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free




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