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Quick Shrimp Scampi

You know that moment when its 5 o’clock and you don’t know what to cook for dinner?

I hate those evenings. What in the world am I going to cook? 

That moment happened to me. I knew we had shrimp, which meant there were some tasty options to choose from, but I hadn’t picked a recipe and was blanking in the moment.

This shrimp scampi is so much easier than I realized to make! And completely delicious. I'm hooked.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

On a whim, I decide to look up shrimp scampi, because who doesn’t love pasta and garlic  with their shrimp?

Turns out, shrimp scampi is really easy to make!! 

As in SO EASY I DIDN’T KNOW WHY I DON’T MAKE THIS ALL THE TIME!?!?

Twenty minutes and all ingredients I already had in the house. What more can you ask for in those last minute dinners??

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

Start with olive oil. Lots of it. When it gets hot, add the garlic.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

After a minute or two, add the shrimp.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

After the shrimp have cooked fora minute, add parsley, lemon juice and wine.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

Let it cook a few minutes more, until the shrimp is pink.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

My favorite is to serve this over angel hair pasta, which means more sauce clings to the pasta, which means more flavor per bite!

Seriously: garlic, shrimp, pasta, lemon juice, wine, olive oil. I love all those things individually and togehter they are magic.

The recipe is based on Mark Bittman, whose How to Cook Everything has become the cookbook I turn to whenever I need to learn how to make a classic.

Traditionally, fresh parsley is used, but if you’re throwing it together last minute, dried parsley is fine.

This can be easily made Whole30 compliant by using zucchini noodles and substituting clarified butter for the wine. Still delicious, now gluten free!

Quick Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or 2 tbsp dried parsley, to taste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dry white wine

Steps:

  1. Peel & devein shrimp.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden.
  3. Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper and cook on medium high. After 2 minutes, add parsley. When the shrimp is nearly done (after another 2 minute or so), stir in the wine and lemon juice.
  4. Eat over angel hair and top with a little more parsley when serving.

Shrimp scampi is quick, easy, and so good! Talk about addictive food!

How did I not realize how simple shrimp scampi is??

What dish surprised you with how easy it is to make?

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6 thoughts on “Quick Shrimp Scampi

  1. I love shrimp scampi, it’s one of my favorites! I’ve never made it from scratch though, I bet it’s so much less expensive 🙂 Trying this for dinner one of these nights!

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