Shrimp Scampi

shrimp-scampi

This recipe for Shrimp Scampi is a perfect example of a quick and easy meal that ideal for entertaining.  It has only a few ingredients, requires very little time and effort, and is super elegant.

Shrimp Scampi requires very little cooking or prep time.  This shrimp scampi recipe is what I will be making on Saturday for my teenager’s birthday dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound medium fresh shrimp, shelled
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 4 oz butter
  • 1/2 pound angel hair or linguini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Heat oil in a saute pan. Add onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute; do not brown.
  • Add butter, wine, red pepper, salt and pepper and reduce by half.
  • Add shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Transfer pasta to plate and top with shrimp mixture.

 

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