Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Easy Peasy Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

This is the fastest dinner you can make on a busy day. Make sure you have a bag of frozen raw shrimp in the freezer. These are the ingredients:

One pound of large shrimp (I leave the tails on for a prettier look) 

4 TBS unsalted butter

1/4 cup good olive oil

1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic

Fresh parsley

One whole lemon, squeezed

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp drained capers

Directions:

Cut the back of the shrimp to remove any black grit. Pat the shrimp dry.

Next, melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the olive oil. Add the garlic; cook until the garlic begins to get golden.

Add the shrimp and fresh lemon juice, and capers. Saute by shaking skillet and stirring for just about 2-3 minutes or until shrimp become pink and firm. Add salt and pepper.*

Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Serve with rice and a green salad or green vegetable.

Buon Appettito

*If you want to stretch the sauce, simply add a tablespoon of butter or broth till the consistency you desire.