Resolutions and Recipes: Shrimp Scampi

12 Jan
Shrimp Scampi

Tonight's dinner, one of my favorite new recipes.

So many of the recipes I post are recipes I grew up on. Today’s recipe is not. Today’s is a recipe shared with me by my friend Donna. We often have the “so what are YOU having for dinner tonight” conversation and one day her answer was Shrimp Scampi, a recipe she promised was super easy and delicious, my top two qualifiers for a recipe. We tried it for the first time as a surprise dinner I made for our anniversary and it got all thumbs up from everyone in our crew. Even if someone doesn’t like part of it, they all like something in it.

To start with you’ll need to assemble your ingredients because the recipe is a quick one. Have everything ready.

Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi

Get your ingredients ready while your oil and garlic are sauteing.

Here’s the recipe:


1 pound shrimp (we keep a big bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer.)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup cut up tomatoes (If I have them, I slice grape tomatoes just in half, it’s faster and they hold their shape better.)
3/4 stick butter
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp Parsley (otherwise known as What’s That Green Stuff Mommy?)


Simmering scampi

Simmer until the shrimp is pink and the tomatoes are soft.

Put olive oil in pan and saute garlic three minutes.

Add wine, lemon juice and butter and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes

Add shrimp and tomatoes and saute until shrimp is pink and tomatoes are soft.

Pour over rice or pasta (we use pasta.)

One Response to “Resolutions and Recipes: Shrimp Scampi”

  1. jo-lyn January 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    nom nom nom… =)

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