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Shrimp Scampi

A buttery and delicious addition to pasta, veggies, or served as an appetizer!


2 Tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons butter

4-5 large garlic cloves, minced (or 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic)

1 1/4 pounds (600 grams) large shrimp prawns, shelled with tails on or off

Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

1/4 cup dry white wine or broth

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste (optional)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup chopped parsley


Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan or skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds - 1 minute). Then add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper to taste and sauté for 1-2 minutes on one side (until just beginning to turn pink), then flip.

Pour in wine (or broth), add red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through (don't over cook your shrimp).

Stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice and parsley and take off heat immediately.

Serve over rice, pasta, garlic bread or steamed vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini noodles).

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