Sunday, April 29, 2012

National Shrimp Scampi Day

First off, thank you to g-Stanley for becoming a follower of my site!

Shrimp Scampi has it's own day, did you know that?

I didn't know about this until I stopped by Food Stories and saw the list of upcoming commemorations regarding food. I don't know who started this national shrimp scampi day but I am totally supportive.



Nothing like a fat shrimp/prawn slathered in garlic and butter (and a little white wine) for the makings of a good dinner.



This simple meal requires a scant six ingredients:

shrimp, garlic, sea salt, butter, parsley and white wine. (I rebelliously added sliced mushrooms) Add pasta and bread. And some Chardonnay....just to round out the meal.



Here is the breakdown of measurements:

1 pound shrimp (peeled and deveined)
4 TB unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. salt (and 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper if you'd like)
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 TB minced parsley

Melt the butter, saute all but the shrimp until garlic is soft. Add shrimp (I also added thinly sliced mushrooms) and cook until done. I tipped just a tad of Chardonnay in that saucepan too. Couldn't hurt, that's what I thought.

We prepared a vat of pasta for the scampi to rest on. Slice that French loaf, pour a glass of wine and enjoy.



Life is too short - if you have a "bucket list" of meals you'd like to try I say go for it.

Happy National Shrimp Scampi Day!

9 comments:

Lyndsay Wells said...

I better commemorate the day! Pass the butter...

Eliotseats said...

Thanks for sending me over to Food Connections. I was wondering where everyone got their info about all these National Food Days! Great commemorative post!

CJ - Food Stories said...

Thanks for the shout-out. I'm not very fond of shrimp but your scampi does look tasty. Great Job!

Heather @girlichef.com said...

Oh my gosh...shrimp scampi is one of my FAVORITE dishes! Yours looks to die for....I want it! I used to get this Shrimp Scampi Bruschetta years back that I STILL think about today. And now I must make it. SOON!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I've forgotten how much I like this dish until I saw it on your blog. It's been way too long, I ought to make some shrimp scampi this week.

Rita said...

Shrimps are very popular in our family. they do deserve to have their own day. sometimes simple makes if better with such a special ingredient.
Saving this one.
Rita

Katerina said...

Your first photo caught my eye! It looks absolutely delicious and it certainly deserves a day dedicated to it! Love it!

Wandering Coyote said...

Who'd've thunk it - national shrimp scampi day? I have not had scampi in ages...I think I need to remedy that soon. :)

Pierce said...

Thanks all and be sure to visit CJ over at Food Stories for more info. She has a great list of food commemorations.

I love the scampi too...if you all make it please let me know how it turned out!

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