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Monday, January 26, 2009
Lulus Shrimp Scampi
Ingredients you need...
* 1 pound linguini
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
* 1 small onion finely diced
* 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
* Pinch red pepper flakes
* 1 bag of frozen shrimp
* 1/2 cup flour
* salt and ground black pepper
* 1/2 cup dry white wine
* Juice of 1 lemon
* 1/2 cup chick. broth
* 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
Need a great easy dinner for tonight?
Try my new shrimp scampi recipe!
I always keep a bag of frozen shrimp from Costco on hand in my freezer.
For nights when You don't have a clue of what to make AND u are short on time,
this recipe is a great solution!
The bag says not to quick defrost the shrimp by running them under cold water
I hope it's not for safety reasons, because (in my best Rachel ray voice)..
Hey! I used to do it all the time and I'm not about to stop now!
So while those babies are in a colander under the cold water
I put up my 8 qt. pot of water to boil for the linguini (or whatever pasta u have)
Saute one finely chopped onion and 3 cloves of garlic and red pepper flakes in
2 Tbsp. of butter and Two Tbsp. of Olive Oil on low in a large fry pan till soft
When the shrimp are thawed,(i take off the tails) then put them on a stack of paper towels
so they aren't drenched. dab them in dish of flour and put on clean plate
When onions and garlic are soft, raise temp. to med/high ADD shrimp
toss often till they are cooked (about 4 min.) (add some s&p now too) you may need
a few drops more of olive oil
remove shrimp with slotted spoon and put aside
In that same fry pan add 1/2 cup of white dry wine
One freshly squeezed lemon and approx. 1/2 cup of chicken broth.
bring to a quick boil then lower and add 2 more tbsp. butter and 2 more
tbsp. of olive oil.
Put shrimp back in and add 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley and salt and pepper.
Throw this over your drained linguini. If you need to, add a drizzle more of
olive oil. and MMMMm It is delicious! Don't forget the grated cheese at the table!
Hope u enjoy it!