It’s been a while since I’ve done my Foodish Friday. Yes I have been cooking but just haen’t had time to post anything. 😉 This week I’m posting my recipe for shrimp scampi.
Yes, I know I post a lot of seafood dishes . That is because my daughter is a pescatarian and I’m always trying to find new ways to cook seafood. I’ll expalian want that is a little later. Right now let’s get into the food!!
This is a wondeful dish because it incorporaters all my favorite flavors. The shrimp is sweet with a garlicy, lemmony and buttery sauce. A little kick from red pepper flakes sets off the sweetness of the shrimp. Then you pour it over noodles like spaghetti or linguini. Yum!!! What’s not to love?
Although I use some butter in this dish, I like to lighten it up and use more olive oil. My daughter would probably make it with no butter. I’m not sure who her is mother is because I love butter and put in in eveything. She doesn’t use it in anything. LOL!! You can play around with the portions to fit your tastes.
Same thing with the spices. I tend to make it a little on the spicy side. You can cut the portions down or add more to suit your palette.
Pasta – cooked
Shrimp – 1 bag frozen (raw)
1 C. olive oil
1/2 – whole stick butter
1/2 C. chopped onion
2-5 Tbsp minced garlic
1-2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp old bay seasning
2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp lemmon pepper
1/2 -whole of cayanne pepper
1/2 C. Parmesan cheese
While the pasta is cooking, work on the shrimp. If you haven’t already defrosted it you can put it in a bowl and run warm over it. I use the frozen, deveined but the shells are still on. After defrosting them take the s off. If your using fresh shrimp you will need to deveine it. Here’s a vieo on how to do that. https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXkuM2YJ1_A I find the frozen shrimp works just as well and is easier.
After the shrimp is done set aside.
Add the oil, garlic and onion in a large skillet and cook for a few minutes. Then add the butter until it’s melted. Next, add the shrimp and sprinkle all the spices over it. After a few minutes turn the shrimp over and cook on the other side. Lastly, zest the lemmon and squeeze the juice over the shrimp. If the lemmon isn’t very juicy you can use 2.
Drain the pasta and add into the skillet untill all the pasat is caoted.
Then add shredded parmesan cheese. You can also use the grated cheese in the can if you don’t have the shredded, but real cheese is always better.
What is a pescatarian?
Definition: Pescatarian (sometimes spelled pescetarian with an e) is a word sometimes used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. In other words, a pescatarian maintains a vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and other sea foods such as shrimp and lobster.