Thursday, May 8, 2014
Lemon Pepper Scampi
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.