Thursday, February 07, 2008

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a delicious dish and is really quite simple to make. Here is what goes into it.

1/2 lb. angel hair pasta
1/3 cup butter
2 minced garlic cloves (adjust to your taste)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 and 1/2 lbs of shrimp, peeled and veined
1/3 cup white wine
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs (used as a thickening agent so you may need less)
4 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Cook pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large saucepan. Saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add the shrimp and cook until it turns pink and looks done. Remove shrimp from the pan and add white wine to the pan. One teaspoon at a time, stir in bread crumbs until desired consistency of the sauce is reached. Return shrimp to the pan and coat with the sauce. Make a bed of pasta and place the shrimp on top. Generously grate parmesan cheese over all. Serve with a mixed greens salad.

If desired (and you are a fan of broccoli), broccoli florets can be added to the pan with the shrimp and cooked together -giving the dish an added dimension.

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