Shrimp Scampi Sauce
If you have ever wondered how to make shrimp scampi sauce, you’ll be happy to know that there is no one way. At its most pure and simple, shrimp scampi sauce is simply a combination of olive oil and garlic, used to marinate and then baste the shrimp as they are broiled.
Other shrimp scampi sauce recipes include optional additions such as wine, vermouth, green onions, butter, lemon juice and sometimes even grated cheese (something the Italians would never do.)
The best thing to do is find an easy shrimp scampi recipe and then adjust it to suit your tastes. You can serve it with good bread for mopping up the sauce or over rice or pasta.
Simple Shrimp Scampi Recipe
This is the classic preparation – shrimp that have been marinated in olive oil and garlic and then are basted with the marinade as they are broiled.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
1 pound raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and place them in a small shallow bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour the mixture over the shrimp. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator, turning every once in a while to make sure they marinate evenly.
When ready to serve, preheat the broiler and position an oven rack 6 inches away from the heat. Place the shrimp on a foil lined broiler pan and brush generously with the marinade. Broil 5 to 6-inches from the heat, 3 minutes on each side, basting often with the marinade.
Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Another great easy shrimp scampi with just a few more ingredients that add a bit of fresh bright flavor and a lot less oil making it a healthy shrimp scampi recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 green onions, finely chopped
About 20 minutes before serving, preheat the broiler. In a foil lined broiler pan, combine the scallions, garlic, parsley, butter, oil, lemon juice and salt. Place the shrimp in the pan, turning to coat with the mixture on all sides. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer in the pan. Broil, about 5 to 6 inches away from the heat, turning once, until the shrimp are opaque and curled, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with the pan juices and garnish with lemon wedges.
Shrimp Scampi Recipe Made Easy
Prep Time: 20 minutes
This easy shrimp scampi is sauteed in a pan instead of broiled and designed to serve 6. Serve it over a bed of hot fettucini or angel hair pasta and sprinkle with parsley or simply with good bread for mopping up the sauce.
1-1/2 pounds uncooked, medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled and deveined and tails removed and patted dry with paper towels.
In a 10 inch skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and remaining ingredients, except cheese, and cook stirring often, until the shrimp are firm and pink, about 2 to 4 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Greek Style Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the tomatoes in a large baking dish. Spoon the olive oil and garlic over the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove baking dish from the oven and stir in the shrimp, parsley and lemon juice, being sure to snuggle the shrimp down into the hot tomatoes. Sprinkle with the feta cheese and place back in the oven and bake until the shrimp are pink and cooked, another 10 to 15 minutes, depending on their size. Serve with a simple green salad and warm crusty bread.
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