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Shrimp Scampi
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Category: Fish, Italian-American
Servings: 4 - 6
Total time: 30 min
Level: Easy
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An authentic Italian recipe from our kitchen to yours. Buon Appetito!


- 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and rinsed

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

- 1/3 cup white wine

- Zest of 1/4 lemon

- 2 tablespoons butter

- 2 tablespoons minced parsley

- Salt and pepper


1.  In a large sauté pan over medium high heat, add the olive oil, butter, lemon zest, white wine and garlic to the pan. Bring the ingredients to a simmer and allow the wine to evaporate by half.

2.  Add the shrimp to the pan and stir all ingredients well to combine. Cover the pan and lower the heat to medium. Simmer the shrimp for 7 - 10 minutes or until the shrimp are firm and white.




3.  Uncover the pan, add the parsley and continue to simmer the mixture until the sauce is reduced by half. At this point, taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to your taste.

4.  Remove the pan from the heat and serve the shrimp hot.


- The tails of the shrimp can be left on or removed. It is your preference.

- This recipe can also be served over your favorite pasta, rice or polenta.