- Butter 3 tbsp • 717 kcal
- Cloves Garlic 5
- White wine 1/2 cup
- Salt 1 tsp • 1 kcal
- Ground pepper 1 tsp
- Shrimp 2 pounds
- Dried parsley 1/4 cup
- Lemon juice 2 tbsp
A simple garlic and white wine sauce is what makes this dish so incredibly tasty. Not only is it delicious but this is a quick and easy dinner or lunch that you can whip up in a matter of minutes. Scampi is actually a small, lobster like crustacean which was traditionally used in this dish when it was first created in Italy. Shrimp became a common substitute in the United States where scampi is not so readily available. However, the sauce and the name remained the same and weather you use shrimp or real scampi, this dish is sure to be a hit!
- Begin by cleaning the shrimp. Peel and devein the shrimp and remove the tails as well. Set aside the clean shrimp for now
- Peel and dice the garlic cloves into small pieces.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet and sauté the garlic until it just begins to turn brown.
- Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for two to three minutes on one side, flip and cook for two minutes on the other side. The shrimp should be nice and pink on each side.
- Add the white wine and lemon juice to the skillet and let boil for another two minutes.
- Add the parsley and serve while hot over pasta.
-Fresh parsley can be substituted for the dried parsley and makes this dish taste nice and fresh. Finely chop the fresh parsley before adding.
-Chicken or vegetable broth can be used in place of white wine as well. Vegetable broth will add a nice earthy flavor while chicken broth will make the sauce much creamier. You can also use a combination of broth and wine for a more complex flavor.