Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

I love shrimp.  I always have a bag of it in my freezer.  I don't usually buy shrimp in the seafood case in grocery stores because once I got some bad shrimp.  It must have been previously frozen, and may have been sitting in there a little too long.  Here's the recipe for shrimp scampi that I found on the back of the Kroger white shrimp (26 - 30 count) bag.

1 lb. shrimp, thawed, shelled, & deveined
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 lemon zest
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup white cooking wine
2 tsp parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet on medium.  Melt butter in the skillet.  Add shrimp so they lay flat in the pan.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Cook the shrimp for 1 minute, add garlic, and cook 1 additional minute.  Turn shrimp over and cook for additional 2 - 3 additional minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.  Pour cooking wine and lemon juice into the skillet.  Bring to a boil until thickened.  Stir the zest and parsley into the sauce.  Pour the sauce over the shrimp, toss and serve.

(I also added spinach in the end.  In just a minute or so it wilted, and it was ready.) 

For the wine, I used Sauvignon Blanc, because it's what I usually enjoy drinking.  They say to use what you like.  If you don't usually drink wine, you can buy a 4 pack of individuals at the store.  That way you haven't opened up a bottle that needs to be used in the next few days.  Or you can always substitute apple juice or chicken stock.

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