April 25, 2013

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Confession: This is probably the most adult meal I've ever made. Ok, maybe not, but I was really nervous trying this out for the first time. Turns out this is now one of my fastest/easiest meals to make! It was AMAZING.

Easy Shrimp Scampi

25-30 medium shrimp (shelled and deveined)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Heat a saute pan on high heat.
Lower heat to Med-High and add olive oil and butter.  
Once butter melts,  foams up and subsides, add garlic.
When garlic begins to brown add shrimp. Then add the chicken broth and vinegar. Stir so the shrimp is coated in the juices.
Spread shrimp out so they will cook evenly, turn heat to high and let boil for 2-3 minutes.
Turn the shrimp over and cook for another minute or two.
Remove from heat, add lemon juice and pepper.

Can serve alone, with crusty bread, pasta, or over rice. 

Microwave Score: TBD...there is no way I will ever have enough of this left over to even try probably.
Freezer Score: TBD. I really don't know how this would do frozen...not sure I want to try?
Rob Score: 5.0 Before I could even ask him what he thought he yells "oh my gosh this is a 5! Who needs Johnny Carinos?!" haha
Overall Score: 5.0 I'm giving this a 5. I haven't had a lot of shrimp scampi to compare it to, but this was delicious and I can't really imagine anything tasting better :)