Shrimp Scampi (Recipe)
May 22, 2022
Shrimp Scampi (Recipe)
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 to 5 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I use Kasandrinos)
½ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to your liking
3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional)
¼ cup dry white wine, or use broth if you don't want to use wine
juice of ½ lemon
zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Pat the shrimp dry and put them in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of kosher salt, half the garlic, and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Toss to combine. Set aside for 15 to 20 minutes (or refrigerate for 30 mins to 1 hour).
In a large cast iron skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the marinated shrimp mixture. Cook the shrimp for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes on each side or until it begins to turn pink. Remove the shrimp and set it aside on a plate (if some of the shrimp is still a little grey, do not worry, it will fully cook through when you put it back in the skillet).
To the skillet, now add the remaining garlic and red pepper flakes and cook briefly until fragrant (careful not to brown the garlic). Add the wine, and lemon juice and cook for a couple minutes until reduced by ½.
Add the butter and cook until melted. (optional)
Return the shrimp back to the pan and toss to coat. Allow the shrimp a couple minutes to warm through (and for any grey shrimp to turn pink).
Turn the heat off and add the parlsey and more red pepper flakes if you like. Serve immediately.
Servings : 4
Ready in : 20 Minutes
Course : Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Recipe Type : Italian, Mediterranean
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