Shrimp Scampi

Posted on Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Written by: Angela, Nutritionist

“This is a good example of how Italian American restaurant cooks adapt a basic Italian food idea. Scampi is a Venetian dialect word for a local prawn, rarely found in American markets. So Italian American cooks use shrimp instead, cooking it with a little garlic.” -John Mariani

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 7 shrimp)


2  teaspoons  olive oil

28  large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1 1/2 pounds)

3  garlic cloves, minced

1/3  cup  Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine

1/2  teaspoon  salt

1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

1/4  cup  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper; bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 30 seconds. Add parsley and juice; toss well to coat. Cook 1 minute or until shrimp are done.

Angela Pifer, Certified Nutritionist

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