Shrimp Scampi

by Tracy
(Raleigh, NC)

Love the garlic in this recipe!  You can add extra if you want!

Love the garlic in this recipe! You can add extra if you want!

Thanks to Tracy for submitting this recipe, her words describe it well - "So good and so easy!"

1.5 Tbsp olive oil
1.5 Tbsp minced garlic
1.5 lbs peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1.5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground red pepper

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over med-low heat; add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Add shrimp, and cook 5 min or until shrimp are done, stirring occasionally; remove pan from heat. Stir in parsley and remaining ingredients.

Comments from Crystal: When I make this dish I like to make sure the shrimp is as well drained as possible, otherwise the water from the shrimp can dilute the lemony garlic taste. I recommend putting the shrimp in a colander and rinse them well. Then before transferring them to the pan, take a paper towel and press lightly on the shrimp to absorb as much liquid as possible. Although raw shrimp works best for this recipe, if cooked shrimp is on sale, I have also used it as well with just a shorter cooking time. This recipe is also very flexible. If you like it a little "saucier" you can add more olive oil and you can increase (or decrease!) the amount of the other seasonings to suit your tastes.

Yields 4 servings.

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Jan 24, 2014
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Thanks For Showing How Long To Cook The Shrimp
by: Anonymous

Hello Crystal.

Thank you for posting this recipe.

I have a general idea of how to make shrimp scampi, but have had several daughters who have done a lot of cooking for us in the last three years and hadn't remembered how long to cook the raw shrimp. A quick search brought SimplyRecipes, but it didn't tell me how long to cook the shrimp part.

Then I realized, duh! Crystal knows. Ta-da! Your visitor posted a great one.

Thank you!

MaryF

Jul 21, 2013
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Tasted Fancy like a Restaurant Dish!
by: Dawn Shanklin

I made this dish for my family earlier this week, and we thought it was very good. It was enjoyed by all!

Jul 21, 2013
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Tasted Fancy like a Restaurant Dish!
by: Dawn Shanklin

I made this dish for my family earlier this week, and we thought it was very good. It was enjoyed by all!

Jul 13, 2013
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What's 1.5 Tbs?
by: Tursiops

Crystal: I can't accurately do 1 1/2 Tablespoons. How about 1 Tbs + 1 or 2 tsp of the ingredient? In the case of EVOO, 5 tsp. In the case of garlic, 4 tsp.

Response from Crystal: If you are trying to make half of this recipe I would recommend just "eyeballing it" So for 1.5 Tablespoons I would fill the Tablespoon up about 3/4 of the way. This is the kind of recipe that won't be harmed by being a little over or a little under. In fact you can add more of any of the ingredients if that is more in line with your tastes. CM

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