Monday, July 27, 2009

Shrimp Scampi

This dish is easy enough to do in under thirty minutes with two 19 month old toddlers running around your feet. It is also tasty enough that you will think you paid a lot of money for it at a fancy Italian Restaurant. By the way, it isn't in the low-fat category...

Shrimp Scampi

20 pieces of shrimp
1 pint of grape tomatoes
20-30 large fresh basil leaves
3 tbsp butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
dash red chili flakes
salt & pepper
pasta of your choice

Prepare pasta to package directions. (Salt the water!)
In a cold skillet place chopped garlic and chili flakes. Add oil and butter. Turn stove to medium-low heat to let the garlic & chilis infuse with the oil. While the garlic is "simmering" in the oil, cut grape tomotoes into halves and quarters depending on size. Place in oil, carefully so you don't splash. Increase heat to medium and let simmer until tomatoes start to burst open. (While tomatoes are cooking, chop your basil.) Increase to medium-high heat and add shrimp, salt and pepper. Sautè shrimp until almost done and then add chopped basil. Drain pasta add to shrimp and toss to coat. Serves 2 but can be easily adjusted for more. This is a fluid recipe, you can add a bit more or less oil to your prefrences, I don't really measure!

1 comment:

  1. This looks delicious. I love pasta, love shrimp too--to find a pasta dish with no cheese is a prize. Thanks for sharing. I'll be trying this later in the week, I'm sure.


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