Lemon Butter Shrimp Scampi
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Lemon Butter Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen! Today, I’m going to share with you my delicious and flavorful shrimp scampi recipe. This classic dish is bursting with the flavors of succulent shrimp, tangy lemon, and rich butter. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply want to treat yourself to a gourmet meal, this recipe is sure to impress. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 226 grams (1/2 pound) of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 28 grams (1/4 cup) of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 118 ml (1/2 cup) of lemon juice
  • 56 grams (1/4 cup) of butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture until coated and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and add lemon juice, butter, minced garlic, dried basil, dried oregano, and dried thyme to the skillet.
  6. Cook, stirring frequently, until the butter has melted.
  7. Return the shrimp to the skillet and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  8. Serve the shrimp scampi over pasta, rice, or vegetables.

Notes/Tips:

  • If you prefer not to use flour, you can also dredge the shrimp in a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • To make this dish gluten-free, simply use gluten-free pasta, rice, or vegetables as a base.

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this shrimp scampi recipe as much as I do. It’s a delightful dish that brings together the freshness of shrimp, the tanginess of lemon, and the richness of butter. Serve it as a main course or as an impressive appetizer at your next gathering. Bon app├ętit!

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