Shrimp Scampi & Pasta


I keep good-quality frozen shrimp as a staple in my freezer. Then I can always make this delicious and crowd-pleasing dish in a jiffy. Serve with a green salad and you have a fabulous meal in short order.
1 pound fresh pasta (linguine or spaghetti are good choices)
3 tablespoons butter
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped or minced
4 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 pound shelled and deveined shrimp
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a bit of olive oil and salt if desired, then add pasta. Cook according to package directions and drain.

2 Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter, then add the garlic. Stir quickly for 1 minute, taking care to brown lightly but not burn the garlic.

3 Add parsley, lemon juice and wine. Cook for 2 minutes.

4 Add shrimp and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until shrimp turns pink and curls. Season with salt and pepper.

5 Serve shrimp mixture over pasta. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.

servings  use metric
original recipe yield: 4 Servings
Notes Scampi can be served over rice instead of pasta.

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