Shrimp scampi is a classic Italian-American dish that features succulent shrimp cooked in garlic butter and white wine sauce. Here’s a simple recipe to prepare it:
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 8 oz linguine or spaghetti, cooked al dente
- Lemon wedges, for garnish
- In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, and black pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to coat evenly.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until pink and lightly browned. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
- Pour the white wine and chicken or vegetable broth into the skillet and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
- Add the lemon juice and chopped parsley to the sauce, and stir to combine.
- Return the shrimp to the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the shrimp are heated through.
- Serve the shrimp scampi over a bed of cooked linguine or spaghetti, and garnish with lemon wedges and additional parsley, if desired.
Enjoy your delicious shrimp scampi!