One woman's foray into cooking for herself, for her family, and for her friends. It's not always picture-perfect, sometimes a little messy,
but it's always delicious. Join me in exploring new recipes, savoring the "résultats" and learning from the "erreurs".

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shrimp Scampi

This is another get-it-on-the-table-in-less-than-30-minutes dish. The most time consuming part of this recipe is cleaning the shrimp. Once your shrimp are prepped, everything goes pretty quickly. Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta and turn your oven's broiler on. Once your water is boiling, put your pasta in and start your shrimp scampi. Some good bread to sop up the delicious garlicky, lemony 'broth' and a vegetable or salad, and dinner is on the table in less than 1/2 hour. Seriously.

2 pounds large, unshelled raw shrimp
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped parsley
6 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne
1/4 cup lemon juice

Rinse shrimp; shell and devein, leaving tails on. Wash under cold running water. Drain; pat dry with paper towels.

Melt butter in 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Add oil, 2 tablespoons parsley, the minced garlic, salt, cayenne, and lemon juice; mix well.

Add shrimp, tossing lightly in butter mixture to coat well. Arrange in single layer in pan. Broil, 4 - 5 inches from heat, 3 minutes. Turn shrimp; broil 1 to 2 more minutes longer, or until shrimp are pink.

Using tongs, remove shrimp to heated serving platter. Pour garlic mixture over all, or pour it into a small pitcher, to pass.

Sprinkle shrimp with remaining chopped parsley. Garnish platter with lemon slices, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Source: The New McCall's Cookbook, copyright 1973


Thibeault's Table said...

Hard to believe that something that looks that good could be prepared so quickly. Another of your masterpieces Lori.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

I agree with Ann! This is one looks so delicious, we would really enjoy this one, I know.

Thanks for sharing the recipe Lori ~ and GREAT photo... I wish I could grab one. :) xo~m

Martha said...

Love the classic recipes and I forget about shrimp scampi. Looks delicious.

La Table De Nana said...

This is seriously good food.One of Jacques' faves and he would totally approve of your method of cooking the shrimp.
Your photo is simply perfect.
I really like the small pitcher idea too.

a quiet life said...

omg you are just cranking out the good food! and your pics are just getting better and better every minute! you are turning into a fg/ts star too! i love this meal~

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