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Italian Cooking, Seafood Recipes

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

1 lb medium size shrimp [30 to 32 count] – remove shell and diveine.
Thin spaghetti – enough for 4 people.

– 5 Medium size Garlic cloves – finely minced [preferably use garlic presser]
– 1/2 teaspoon Oregano leaves [flakes]
– 1/8 teaspoon Thyme leaves [flakes]
– 1 Table-spoon Basil [finely chopped]
– 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili flakes
– 1/4 teaspoon salt [or according to your taste]
– 2 Table-spoon Lemon juice [freshly squeezed].

– 3 Table-spoon butter [butter stick shows measure]
– 1/3 Cup Olive oil

– 1 small size tomato – sliced [preferably Roma tomato]
– 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro [optional].

Step 1:
Rub 1/4 teaspoon salt to the cleaned shrimp and set it aside.

Step 2:
Boil 5 quarts of water in a pot over medium high heat.
Add thin spaghetti to the boiling water and cook it for about 4 minutes or till tender.
You will need about 2/3 cup of water from this step for scampi.

Step 3:
Start heating a flat sauté pan over a medium high heat.
Immediately add olive oil, oregano, thyme, basil, red chili flakes to the pan, stir the contents well. Half a minute later, add sliced Romano tomato. Give a good stir.
Minute later add garlic and give a good stir.
Add salt.
Half a minute later add 2/3 cup of boiled spaghetti water from step #2. Stir the contents well.
Add butter, if you are using butter stick then stir it using spoon in a circular motion to
mix & melt it.
A minute later add lemon juice.
Give a good stir and mix the contents well.
Add shrimp.
Continue to heat the ingredients for another minute and then turn off the heat.

Garnish it with chopped cilantro.

Serves 4.

Side dish: Garlic Bread


About prabhatjadhav

I am a food enthusiast and I love to cook. It is a relaxing experience for me. I have created my own Spice Mixtures [Curry Powder] and have tried in my recipes to add tasty effect. I like to make an Indian cooking a simple, easy to prepare, fun but healthy and flavorful experience. Don't just take my word for it. I invite you to try my recipes and give me you honest feedback. I am always looking to improve my techniques. More to come...


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