Shrimp Scampi

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First off…. I want to say, don’t judge my Instagram pic… I got a bit too excited and forgot to take a normal one so this will have to do. Second, I am going to put this out there… I don’t do sea food. It freaks me out (its a texture thing) which is why there is like NONE on my blog. Well that changes tonight. No, I still don’t like it and it still makes me squeamish buuuut, in this house we compromise! And who knows…. when I have had enough wine, I can do it.. it just takes a lot of hype and guts to take the first step!

Anyways here is what we did…

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Ingredients

1 Large Bag of Frozen Shrimp; Raw

1/3 Cup Butter

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Dry White Wine

6 Scallions (green onions); chopped

2 Plum Tomatoes; cored, seeded, and chopped

3 Tbsp Garlic Cloves; minced

2 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Tsp. Lemon Zest

Cooked Spaghetti

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First, thaw out your shrimp by running them under cold water for 7 minutes.

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Then make your lovely boyfriend shell the shrimp because he is hungover from St Pattys day and we are nice enough to be making seafood anyways! 🙂

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Getting work done…

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And if you don’t hear from me tomorrow, Mikey has killed me for posting these pictures haha.

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We already established, no judging the Instagram pics….

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So once all that shenanigans is done…

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Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat…

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Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant and tender…

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Just don’t let it start to brown.

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Next stir in the shrimp, scallions, tomatoes, lemon juice, zest, and white wine. Season with salt & pepper.

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Cook shrimp 2 minutes on each side and BE CAREFUL not to over cook them!

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Once the shrimp is pink on both sides, remove the skillet from heat.

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Serve over cooked spaghetti and garnish with fresh chopped parsley, or whatever else tickles your fancy!

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