Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This might be the best seafood dish I have ever prepared. It's a juicy and succulent Shrimp Scampi. And what that means is that it's friend Shrimp in a white wine, garlic, lemon and butter sauce. The sauce is the star of this dish really, but the shrimp are great as well. They are quick fried and retain all of their juices and stay wonderfully sweet.

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Ingredients:
- Shrimp (de-shelled, de-vained, thawed, rinsed and dried)
- Juice of half a lemon
- Splosh of white wine
- Extra virgin olive oil for frying
- 3 cloves of garlic sliced into thin stripes
- 1 tbs of butter


Method:

1. Before you start, defrost your shrimp if you bought them frozen, take off the shell and veins if not bought cleaned. Then rinse it under cold water and thoroughly dry them in some kitchen paper. They need to be dried so that they fry up nicely and develop great color.

2. Put some olive oil into the pan, add the garlic to the cold oil. Let it heat up.

3. When the garlic starts to sizzle add the splosh of white wine (the better the wine, the better the dish). 

4. Let the wine reduce for 1 minute, it will start to boil. Then add the dried shrimp and fry for 3 minutes. They don't need much. Shrimp are done when they turn pink.

5. Add the butter and lemon juice and stir until the sauce thickens.

6. Serve it and enjoy!


This makes a great lunch or dinner. You can serve it to guests since it's very fancy looking, but above all very, very easy and delicious. A little of this goes a long way!


You can serve it with rice, noodles or spaghetti, or as I did, with some toast. You simply need something that will soak up that lovely sauce!

 

What seafood dishes do you prepare and/or like to eat?

My dad loves fishing and regularly, during the fishing season, brings home lovely salmon that we eat over the summer. But I also like calamari, simply fried with garlic and parsley. Have a great Sunday!

28 comments:

  1. Hi Mersad I was very tempted not to view this post as I have not eaten lunch yet but now I have read and seen it I am starving. I am drooling!

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    1. I hope you had a good lunch later! :D

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  2. it looks good and probably smells great, too! we haven't had rain since june so need some badly. enjoy yours!

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    1. Thanks Theresa for checking back.

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  3. Oh my! This dish looks soooo tasty!

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  4. I'll try this when the fish van calls on Wednesday.
    My favourite is Cullen Skink. It's more a winter dish but well worth making.

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    1. Cullen Skink is great. We make a similar soup like that, only without haddock since it's hard to get here.

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  5. Ich liebe Garnelen, und ich fritiere sie im Öl immer mit ganz viel Knoblauch und Oregano. Yammi. :-) LG

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  6. Ah, tasty indeed!! I do love shrimp!! I'll have to try this one!! Hope you've had a great weekend, Mersad, and wishing you a wonderful new week as well!!

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  7. Klasse, so mag ich sie auch und Knoblauch ist ein Muß :-))

    Herzliche Abendgrüsse

    N☼va

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  8. Obozavam ih (U Australiji ih zovu 'prawns')...Naravno tu je i neizbjezna 'Zilavka'. Savrsen ljetni obrok!

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    1. Stvarno su ukusni. Malo i na cijeni ali se zaista isplati ponekad napraviti.

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  9. Can't go wrong with any kind of seafood, but shrimp are pretty special for a tasty dish! Nice simple recipe and a fantastic photo. Guess I'll have a cool glass of white wine to celebrate you cuisine.

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    1. They sure are. Bottoms up!

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  10. That looks wonderful. Making it yourself makes it even better. :) I can't think of any seafood that we don't like. ;)

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  11. You are quite a cook, Mersad!

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  12. WOW! That's good! Sometime this week I will try this recipe top over steam rice. Check back our blog this week to see the result. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I will definitely do that. If I forget though, please send me the link.

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  13. Mein Gericht! Absolut MEIN GERICHT! Ich liebliebe Scampi! Hört sich sehr gut an deine Rezeptur und passt gerade so schön zum Sommer!!! Toll! GlG Anne

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    1. Es ist ein richtiges Sommergericht. Danke für deinen Besuch!

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  14. That really looks tasty.

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  15. Yum! Looks and sounds marvy. Shrimp is one of my favorites and living so close to the Gulf Coast we have an abundance of it here. But that doesn't make the price lower!

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  16. Mersad, I have tried this recipe a few days ago. It was good, but I need to control on my white wine next time. I should not add the wine into a hot oil, that's a good lesson for me. Other than that my family really enjoy this dish. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Only a splosh of white wine, and keep the temperature of your skillet not to high. Middle heat will be fine. Then you shouldn't have anymore problems.

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  17. So tempting! coincidently I too cook a prawn dish, but it's called sambal prawns or prawns with red hot chilli, a very famous dish here in Singapore.

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  18. Now I am craving shrimp!

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