Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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Michelle Huffman, Owner of Events with Taste

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“This dish is a super simple and easy use of garlic and shrimp. The toasty, pungent flavor of the garlic and the sweet acidity of the lemon pairs perfectly with the rich fattiness of the cream. The dish can be finished from start to finish in 15 minutes!” –Michelle Huffman, Owner

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Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. basil chiffonade 

Directions

Add oil to a hot saucepan. Add garlic and shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning shrimp over to cook through. Add red pepper flakes and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add lemon juice and white wine, and reduce by half. Stir in heavy cream and reduce until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, with pea-sized bubbles. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in fresh basil. Serve over creamy polenta or cooked pasta. 

 

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Events with Taste Shrimp Scampi recipe

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Events with Taste
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. basil chiffonade

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to a hot saucepan. Add garlic and shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning shrimp over to cook through.
  • Add red pepper flakes and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add lemon juice and white wine, and reduce by half.
  • Stir in heavy cream and reduce until the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, with pea-sized bubbles.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in fresh basil. Serve over creamy polenta or cooked pasta. 
Keyword garlic, pasta sauce, scampi, shrimp
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