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Shrimp Scampi


I was lucky growing up on the coast of Alaska- with friends who were shrimp fishermen.  I never fished for shrimp - could not imagine baiting those tiny hooks.  This is a simple recipe that goes well with some spaghetti squash


1 1/2 pounds of shrimp deveined and deshelled (fresh is best, but frozen is ok ) Size use 21/25s

1/3 cup of butter

4 tablespoons of minced garlic

6 sliced green onions

1/3 cup of a dry white wine

1 fresh lemon

1 bunch of fresh parsley

salt and pepper to taste

1 lemon


Heat butter in a fry pan over medium heat.  Add the minced garlic and cook until you can smell it- about 1 minute. You do not want the garlic brown, just softned a bit.  Add the chopped green onions.  Once this is nice and aromatic add the shrimp. Put some salt and pepper on the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are firm (1-2 minutes on each side) -- DO NOT OVERCOOK. Turn the shrimp- add more salt and pepper.   Remove the shrip from the pan.  Add the wine to the pan- and use a wooden spoon to dissolve all the bottom good stuff in the wine (this becomes the sauce for the shrimp).  Once this is all dissolved pour this over the shrimp.  Use the juice from the lemon to drizzle over the shrimp. That's IT!

Add the parsley to garnish- and some lemon wedges.

I like taking this scampi and adding a bit of spaghetti squash to make a great - and healthy meal

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