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March 29, 2016

MY BEST SHRIMP SCAMPI

We reserve Saturday night
for either some great seafood
or 
a delicious grilled steak and baked potatoes!
This scampi was THE BEST I have had in a long time!
The darling said it's going to be a Saturday night special 
from now on! 


CAJUN SHRIMP SCAMPI
3/4 pound linguini

4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
1 large shallot, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp red pepper flakes


1 t. cajun seasoning (Estelle’s uses Slap Ya’ Mama)
1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
1 cup reserved Pasta Water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Cook pasta according to box directions, but cook it aldente' meaning cook it 1 to 1 1/2 minutes before done per box directions.

Season the shrimp with 2 Tbsp. of Olive oil and your favorite Cajun seasoning and let the flavors mingle for 5-10 minutes.

In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes until the shallots are translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.


Add shrimp to the pan and cook until they have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan leaving the garlic and shallots in the pan; set shrimp aside and keep warm.

Add wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil.

Add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil to pan. When the butter has melted, return the shrimp to the pan along with the parsley, cooked pasta, and reserved pasta water. Stir well and season with salt and pepper.



14 comments:

  1. My goodness, that sure looks good.

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    1. I so hope you try this Deb! By the way....what a darling picture of your little Gwyn in her Easter Bonnet! Big Hugs!

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  2. Betsy, That sounds good and looks wonderful. I do not blame the Mr for wanting this every Saturday. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you SO much for visiting me today Susie! Hugs !!!

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  3. Oh yes, but without the Cajun, for me. :-)

    And we have to have 2 pastas. G/F for me and regular for him.

    Wow do I miss real bread, with dishes like this! To "sop-up" the left over juice. :-))))

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa

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    1. I am sure this would be great without the cajun Tessa...but, you know..we love ours spicy hot!!!! Hope you try your version and love it! Hugs for stopping by today!

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  4. Betsy, Scampi is one of our favorite meals. Yours looks wonderful! I agree with your husband..great for Saturday evening! Have a beautiful day, dear one. ♥

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    1. I so hope you enjoy the recipe Martha Ellen! I wish you a lovely day also!

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  5. Yummy, we love seafood and shrimp is an all time favorite! You are an amazing cook! I always feel inspired in what you show us that you prepare for your family!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. You are always so sweet Roxy! Thank you! I hope you and those you love enjoyed a very blessed Easter day! Big hugs for visiting me today!

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  6. My hubby would love this! Anything shrimp is his favorite, so I will be making it soon for him:-D

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  7. Oh My!! That's our shrimp chuckie!!! hahahahaha....I had no idea it was a real recipe!
    Years and years ago, my husband pulled together this dish for us on a "kidless" date night. His job for the night was to cook for me...heheheh, my idea! He threw a bunch of stuff together and it is this exact same dish, except I don't think he puts the lemon in. Will tell him to next time. So, it's become tradition that when he cooks for me, one of the rotation dishes is shrimp chuckie. And guess what else is funny??? Every Friday night around here is steak night with baked potatoes and sliced avocados...then Saturday night is some type of seafood night too. How funny that we have the same traditions!!
    Your scampi looks awesome!

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  8. This looks great, I love shrimp.. Janice

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  9. Oh my, this looks amazing. I'm not much of a fish person, but I do love shrimp and lobster. Noodles with a Cajun sauce....Yummy.

    ~Sheri

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