Today I want to teach lovely Brenda, and everyone else who likes shrimp scampi, how to make it. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, and it hardly takes any time at all. It’s easy, and it’s something fun you can make for your date at home, or make it for yourself, because you deserve it. If you don’t feel like doing either, then just treat yourself to a nice bottle of wine, while watching my video below.
Brenda and I used to enjoy our wine with shrimp scampi at the Soup Place, good times. I still make it for my wife Nancy at home, but it’s definitely nice when somebody else makes it for you.
You’ll want to start with angel hair pasta. While it’s cooking, begin prepping everything for the shrimp. You’ll want to slice your shallots, and mince the garlic. You can also cheat, and use canned minced garlic. Then all you really have to do is slice the shallots.
I assume you already know how to make pasta, but if not, comment below and I will break it down for you. When the pasta is almost ready, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil and butter on medium heat. Add sliced shallots, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until shallots are soft, while stirring occasionally.
Add shrimp, cook until almost done (about 2 minutes), but make sure to stir it quite a bit. Now add juice from lemon, half a cup of wine, and 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook until butter is melted, and serve.
I serve pasta and shrimp separately on the side. I like to garnish the pasta it with parmesan. A side salad is a nice addition to it as well. I made mine with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and sliced almonds. Serve with a nice loaf of bread, and wine of course.
I hope you will enjoy making it.
Time: 15-20 minutes
Dry white wine
3 table spoons Butter
1 large Shallot
3 cloves Garlic
12 large Shrimp peeled & deveined
4oz Angel Hair Pasta
Salt & Pepper to taste