Thursday, May 5, 2016

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Shrimp Scampi

For my birthday, Mom and Kenny took me and Brian to dinner at the Tin Room Bar in Burien, Washington.  Their menu was classic pub/comfort food and I just couldn't resist the Shrimp Scampi.  

The sauce was amazing and full of garlic, cream and white wine.  I am not sure if this can be duplicated for I am going to have to head back soon for a second helping.  In the meantime, here is a recipe that I found that it fairly close to their preparation.


Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta


Pasta (angel hair or thin spaghetti)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 clove shallot, minced
8 large shrimp, peeled and lightly dusted in flour
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 tablespoon fresh basil


Cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat oil in a heavy skillet, add garlic and shallot and cook over low heat for 2 minutes.

Increase heat to medium, add shrimp salt and pepper and lemon juice.  Cook for 5 minutes.

Add wine and cream, bring to a soft boil and cook for two minutes to thicken sauce.

Add pasta to sauce and divide onto two plates.  Top with cheese (optional) and fresh basil.

Picture Courtesy of Moi - sorry it was so out of focus but I was too excited to eat it!
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