The Love Chef


Seafood Recipes

Scampi o Gamberi all'Aglio

Scampi are a variety of crustacean from the Mediterranean.  Although some restaurants in America list "Shrimp Scampi" on the menu, shrimp are most commonly used.  This is the best classic recipe.

            2 pounds scampi or large shrimp
            2 tablespoons unsalted butter
            2 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
            1 bay leaf
            2 - 3 garlic cloves, minced
˝ teaspoon white pepper
˝ cup white wine*
˝ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
            Salt to taste (optional)
            2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley

Serves 4 to 6 as a main dish or 6 to 8 as an appetizer.

Remove the scampi meat from the selis or shell and devein the scampi.

In a large skillet, heat the butter and Colavita extra virgin olive oil with the bay leaf. Add the scampi or shrimp and lightly sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the garlic, pepper, wine, lemon juice, and salt, then remove the bay leaf and discard.  Add the parsley and continue cooking for 3 minutes or longer, until the scampi are opaque.

'The Love Chef' suggestion:  *Bolla Pino Grigio -- ideal to serve with this dish.

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