Easy Shrimp Scampi

Posted by francis keyser Monday, April 27, 2009
Taste Level: GR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5-10 min.
Cook time: 10-15 min.
Difficulty: 1

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (peeled, detailed and deviened)
1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
4-5 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 small sweet onion (chopped)
3 green onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 cup dry white wine (Chardonnay)
2 tbsp Italian volcanic lemon juice
2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
2 pinches of essence
kosher salt
Crack pepper to taste
3-4 garlic extra virgin olive oil

In a medium skillet pour 2-3 tbsp (enough to just coat bottom) olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, add to skillet and saute till shrimp are just starting to turn pink (you do not want to cook through.) Remove shrimp from skillet and sit aside.

In the same skillet (you may need to add a little more olive oil) add sweet onion and saute till softening (3-4 minutes.) Now add the garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice, essence, white wine and let cooking down for about 5-6 minutes.

Now add green onions and shrimp then immediately drizzle the butter evenly over the scampi. Add parsley and gently fold until shrimp are cooked through.

Serve over seasoned or plain rice. A lemon garnish adds a layer of gourmet.

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