SHRIMP SCAMPI RECIPE – Even though scampi is as straightforward as it gets — shrimp, olive oil, garlic, and parsley—there are many reliable ways to prepare it. So, here’s my version.



— 1/4 lb Shrimp

— 2 Cloves Pressed Garlic

— 1/4 tsp Salt

— A dash of Cayenne

— 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

— 2 Tbsp Butter

— 1 tsp Sherry

— I Pinch Lemon Zest

— 1 Tbsp Chopped parsley

— 1 tsp Lemon Juice


Defrost the shrimp if they’re frozen and peel them.

In a small bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, salt, cayenne, and olive oil.

Set that aside for a few minutes to let things marinate.

If the shrimp are still a little bit frozen, be sure to let it sit until they are completely thawed.

They’ll cook better if they’re closer to room temp than cold.

Over medium heat, in a small pan, melt the butter.

Don’t get the pan too hot. If it’s too hot, you’ll burn the garlic, boil off the yummy shrimp flavor, and probably overcook the shrimp.

As soon as the butter melted, add the shrimp.

Let them simmer on one side until they’re done halfway through and then turn them and cook till done., 3 minutes total.

Just before the shrimp are just done, add the sherry, lemon zest, parsley, and lemon juice.

Stir everything together and cook for a few seconds more. At this point, they are ready to serve.

Crusty bread and a salad plus a side of pasta and sweet dessert go well.

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