Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Yields 4 servings • Recipe by Valentina Ablaev

Shrimp Scampi is an amazing Italian shrimp dish. It calls for large shrimp or prawns seasoned, then cooked and generously smothered in a butter, garlic and wine sauce served with freshly squeezed lemon juice. The flavors come together and produce a restaurant-quality dinner from the comfort of home—and this dish is completely prepared in under 10 minutes. It’s perfect for a date night dinner at home and a bottle of Cantina Della Torre Pinot Grigo compliments it wonderfully.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound large shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or canola oil)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ½ lemon to squeeze over finished dish

PREPARATION:

  1. Combine the salt, pepper and paprika then sprinkle it over the shrimp and toss to combine.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over med/high heat. Once hot, add shrimp and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side just until cooked through.
  3. Remove the shrimp from skillet and cover to keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, add the garlic and butter, sauté over medium heat for 1 minute until fragrant, stirring frequently so the garlic doesn't burn.
  5. Pour in the wine and broth then cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Add the shrimp back to the pan.
  7. Add fresh parsley and cook another 1 to 2 minutes.

Recipe & Photo: Courtesy of Natasha's Kitchen

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