Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

I have a rather unhealthy affection for butter.

And so I love making recipes that make the butter flavor SHINE. This is one of them:

3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons olive oil
6-10 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup organic chicken broth
1 lb wild shrimp, raw, tail-on and deveined
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

Melt butter and olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for one minute (do not brown).  Add chicken broth and reduce by half.  Place shrimp in pan in a single layer and cook about 2 minutes per side or until pink. Turn off heat and add lemon juice and parsley. Serve over cooked quinoa. Makes 2 servings.

I didn’t have any fresh parsley, which is unfortunate because a) it just brightens up the dish and b) the dried parsley looks rather sad in the photo.

The butter/broth/garlic mixture melted down through the shrimp and gets the quinoa underneath all warm and yummy.

And best of all? It’s Phase 1  for those of you who are following that with me. Most scampi recipes call for a little white wine or vermouth, but I chose to leave it out, and didn’t really miss it 🙂

Do you have a favorite way to cook shrimp?

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4 responses to “Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

  1. Garlic and shrimp are just made for each other. This is also really good with cilantro if you’re out of parsley!

  2. Oooooh yum. Seafood and garlic go together so so well. Delicious.

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