Shrimp Scampi

February 18, 2021

This shrimp scampi is easy to make and look so elegant for Valentine’s dinner. It can be served as an appetizer or served as main dish.

Ingredients

  • 300g frozen shrimps
  • olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 60 ml white wine or fish stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Thaw the shrimp in cool water, remove the shells and devein the shrimps. Rinse and drain the shrimps, then transfer to a small bowl. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil, half of the garlic, salt and red pepper flakes. Toss to coat and set aside.
  2. Warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for a minute, then flip over when they become opaque. Cook for another minute and make sure not to burn the garlic.
  3. Melt 2/3 of the butter over medium heat and add the remaining garlic. Cook for 30 seconds until fragrant, then stir in the wine and lemon juice. Cook for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and reduces by half.
  4. Add the shrimps back to the pan and stir in the remaining butter, and salt to taste. Sprinkle with the parsley and cook for a minute. Serve warm over rice, pasta or dip with bread.

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