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Scampi Vittorio's

No recipe image available.Scampi is actually the Italian name for a shellfish that is similar to a large prawn of shrimp. In the United States, it is most common to use shrimp , which is then cooked in garlic, butter, white wine and herbs. In this recipe, the wine was substituted by just adding water.

Recipe Ingredients:

16 ounces linguine, or other long pasta
1/2 cup butter
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup water*

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a heated skillet, melt butter and sauté shrimp and garlic, for about 3 minutes or until shrimp curls and the flesh turns opaque.
  2. Add parsley, white pepper, lemon juice and water. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Serve over pasta or rice.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or, use a good dry white wine, if desired.