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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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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