Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lemon Pepper Scampi

Lemon Pepper Scampi
Lemon Pepper Scampi is an interesting twist on classic Shrimp Scampi.  With tails removed and with extra garlic butter/oil sauce they make an excellent topping for pasta especially Linguine.
serves 4
                                                                                 Prep time     3 minutes
                                                                                 Cook time    4 to 5 minutes
                                                                                 Total time      8 minutes


1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning

white or yellow rice for 4, cooked according to package directions
1 tablespoon chopped  fresh Italian parsley, for garnish

sauté the shrimp:

1.   In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil and melt butter.   Add the garlic; sauté, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. (Do not allow the garlic to brown it should just be translucent; when you can smell the garlic it is sautéed just right.)

2.  Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon lemon pepper.  Sauté the shrimp on one side for 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp begins to turn pink and begins to curl.   Turn the shrimp over and sprinkle the remaining lemon pepper over it.  Sauté without disturbing for 1 or 2 minutes more until the shrimp are thoroughly cooked and slightly browned on the underside.

3.  Remove shrimp, browned side up, to a serving platter.  Strain the cooking oil/butter into a small bowl to remove the garlic then distribute the oil/butter over the shrimp and garnish with parsley.   


Serve accompanied by yellow or white rice.

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