Shrimp scampi is a dish that originated in Europe. In the USA, "scampi" is often the menu name for shrimp in Italian-American. The term "scampi", by itself, is also the name of a dish of shrimp served in garlic butter and dry white wine, served either with bread, or over pasta or rice. The word "scampi" is often construed as that style of preparation rather than an ingredient, and with variants such as "chicken scampi".
Uncle Kenny's Recipe
2 lbs. shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 tsp. Old Bay Seafood Seasoning
Dash White Wine
1 small bundle fresh parsley
5 small lemons
1 stick butter
dash of onion powder
1 package angel hair pasta
1. Place peeled and deveined shrimp in a bowl. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons over shrimp. Add 1 tablespoon of garlic. Refrigerate for about 1/2 hour.
2. Melt butter and garlic in large cooking pan. Put shrimp in the pan.
3. Leave leftover lemon juice in bowl and discard. Squeeze the lemon juice of remaining lemons on shrimp. Leave lemon halves in the pan for flavor.
4. Sprinkle Old Bay Seafood seasoning, onion powder and wine. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm usually about 10 minutes.
5. Cook angel hair pasta as directed.
6. Place cooked pasta in a serving bowl and top with shrimp. You can add some of the butter mixture to moisten the pasta and for extra flavor.
7. Garnish with fresh parsley.
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