1.19.2013

Pop's Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi was one of those dishes that I thought I would never be able to make. It didn't look complicated, but the flavors were just too good that I though it is something I could only enjoy at a restaurant. That was until my dad shared his recipe with me! However, it makes A LOT of food. I usually just cut the recipe in half and it easily fills up a 9x13 glass dish. 

Shrimp Scampi

Makes a serving for 10

2.5 lbs large uncooked shrimp

2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbs dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
3 cups mushrooms, sliced
7 large minced garlic cloves
1 cup fresh lemon juice
2 lbs angle hair pasta
Salt and pepper
  • Boil 3 quarts of water, cook shrimp for 3 min. Drain and then set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in olive oil, parsley, thyme, basil, mushrooms, and garlic.
  • Cover and simmer for 10 min.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  • Mix sauce, pasta, and shrimp together in an oven safe dish and broil for about 6 min.

The last time I made this I thought the sauce ended up being a little bland in the end. I'm thinking maybe the mushrooms that were mixed in with the sauce soaked up too much of the flavor. Next time, I think I will make the sauce separately from the mushrooms and not combine them until everything goes into the pan.

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