Shrimp Scampi

It's easy, especially since I don't have to peel the shrimp. For some reason, when I peel raw shrimp I start to get a rash. Not just on my fingers but on my arm then on the back of the neck. Sounds like allergies....but I can eat cooked shrimp - no problem.

Just peel and set aside, spritzing a bit of lemon juice on the shrimp. We used a pound and a quarter. The pink shrimp have a sweeter taste so we grab those when they are on sale.

I have some of the essentials of the meal at the ready - white wine, fresh Buitoni pasta and Bertoli Olive oil.

Chop garlic very fine, heat a pan with about 2 TB olive oil and you are ready to cook.

So fast, so's on the table in in under 10 minutes once you have the shrimp peeled. I used 3 large garlic cloves, started sauteing, when the shrimp were very pink from the heat and oil, I dusted them with roughly 1 tablespoon of flour. Use a wooden spoon to mix it up then free hand pour a bit of wine over the shrimp. Sprinkle with dill.

The water for the pasta was at the boil point just when I splashed the wine into simmering shrimp. Angel hair pasta only takes a minute, literally, to cook.

We served it with Le Petit Francais bread.

As long as the wine was opened we decided to polish it off. A crisp Chardonnay went smoothly and I imagine any of the higher end wines would be even better.

I love simple meals....for those of you in need of a quick to prepare, quick to the table meal....this one fits the bill.



Cathy said...

I love shrimp scampi!! I'll give this a shot when I'm no longer eating toast :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE Shrimp Scampi...and its so easy to put together ( other than the peeling the shrimp part)... this got me sooo hungry Tina!

A Year on the Grill said...

so fast, so easy, be careful not to overcook the shrimp, the get rubbery, but this looks amazing...great fast weeknight meal

Kim said...

Love shrimp scampi and quick meals. You can't beat a little wine to wash it all done with ;D A little wine makes everything taste better, doesn't it? Love it!!

Donna-FFW said...

Shrimp scampi is one of my favorites. I love Barefoot Contessas version. Yours looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I love Shrimp Scampi! One of our favorite delicious and easy meals to make!

Wandering Coyote said...

I love me some shrimp scampi!

Laura in Paris said...

I do love simple meals as well - that's my everyday way of cooking.

Pierce said...

Cathy - I have not been online this blog since last Thursday - I sure hope you are eating more than toast now!

Nat - it's easy, but almost a summery meal. Maybe getting too chilly where you are :-)

Year on the Grill - that's true, nothing worse than rubbery shrimp. Well, ok...some things could be way worse.

Kim, a little wine is great. I think I ended up with a hangover the other day...blah!

Donna - I have not seen the Barefoot Contessa's recipe but I have been wanting to get one of her cookbooks. Thanks!

5 Star Foodie - It's like classy comfort food, right? Easy too.

Coyote - I should have saved you plate. Thanks!

Laura - Thank you, I have enjoyed reading your posts about simple and good meals. Did I tell you your minestrone was fabulous? I need to post that one.

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