18 March 2008

Shrimp Scampi

Hello!! I'm finally posting again...

Tom is on Spring Break this week, and he went home to KC, MO for the weekend. I have managed to go out every night with friends, except for tonight.  I went by the grocery on my lunch, and checked the meat/seafood counter for a good sale. I found a 1/2 lb. of cooked, peeled shrimp for $2.50.  I thought about what to do with it over the afternoon, and I decided on Scampi.

So, I stopped by the Liquor & Wine Depot down the street on my way home from work and picked up a bottle of white wine (Fat Bastard--10% off for Ladies Day!!) 

My method, per usual, is to check a few different recipes online, and create my own montage:

I started with a little olive oil and sauteed some minced red onion, garlic, and lemon zest.
I added some coarse salt, fresh ground pepper, and crushed red pepper.  Then, some white wine and lemon juice, and brought to a boil.  When it reduced a bit, I removed from heat and whisked in 4 tsp butter, one tsp at a time.  When well mixed, I stirred in about 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley.  I tossed in the cooked shrimp, and heated until warm.

Here is the final product, plated (Ha! The lingo!) with some garlic toasts.
I also am enjoying "macro" close-ups of food, so here is the shrimp:

1 comment:

Melinda said...

My mouth is watering!!!!!