Monday, March 4, 2013

Shrimp Scampi

We have been trying all sorts of new recipes around here.  Today's recipe is one that I pretty much just tried some new things and threw it together.  I was very happy with how it turned out.  So good!

I am a big fan of shrimp, so I was so looking forward to making Shrimp Scampi.  I loved how simple this dish was to make, and the flavor was WONDERFUL!  It was a great weeknight dinner.

Here's what you'll need:

1 lb. linguine
4 Tbsp. butter
4 Tbsp. olive oil
2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and devained (that's how I bought mine, frozen and already pink)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder OR 2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 pkt. Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix, dry
1/2 C. chicken broth
1/2 C. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 C. parsley, chopped OR 1-2 Tbsp. dried chopped parsley

In a large pot, bring water and a little oil to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions.  

In a large, heavy bottomed skillet, melt the butter and add the olive oil on Medium heat.  Stir in the garlic powder, salt, pepper, salad dressing mix, chicken broth, lemon juice, parsley, and shrimp.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes,stirring often, or until the shrimp is heated through.

*I added my shrimp frozen and as they thawed during the 5 to 8 minutes, I pulled off the tails.  You can thaw your shrimp and remove the tails prior to cooking.*

Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the cooked shrimp mixture.  Stir well to combine.  Keep covered until ready to serve.

So simple!  Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious! I love shrimp scampi. This is a different recipe then I have tried. I will have to give it a whirl the next time we have people over.
Happy Cooking!

Hannah said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment, Shelby! I hope you like it!

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