Let me just say, I have been working on this recipe for quite some time!! Don’t feel sorry for me though…..because I love shrimp! My past attempts at this dish have all been delicious! However, I am picky when it comes to texture and taste. This recipe is, by far, the best home cooked shrimp scampi I have ever tasted! I have found that, when it comes to shrimp scampi, it’s best to limit your ingredients and allow the shrimp to shine! I hope y’all agree and enjoy this dish as much as we did.
First, you’ll want to start with some extra large or jumbo shrimp. (I used 18 extra large, uncooked, already peeled and deveined). It is important to use uncooked for this recipe. If you attempt to use pre-cooked shrimp, the shrimp will shrink up and become tough…Nobody wants sad, little, over-cooked shrimp! lol
Next you will need 1 cup of a good white wine, (something you don’t mind drinking as there will be quite a bit leftover! I used Chardonnay) 1/3 cup of clarified butter or already prepared ghee, (I used ghee….just because it’s easier) 1 Tablespoon minced garlic (I am sure fresh would be better, I used store bought….again, just because it’s easier) 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil and about a 1/2 cup of freshly shredded parmesan cheese.
You will want to have all of your ingredients assembled and your oven preheated to 425 degrees. Add everything but the cheese to a skillet and saute’ over medium high heat until it is slightly reduced. Immediately pour over shrimp (do not fully immerse them), top each dish with about 1/4 of the parmesan cheese and pop them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven as soon as the shrimp turn pink! Otherwise they will become the aforementioned “sad, little, over-cooked shrimp”!
***You will notice there is no salt in this recipe. In my opinion, it is not needed! Trust me! If you do choose to salt it, wait until you have tasted it first. ENJOY!!
As always, thank you so much for being here and continuing to like and follow my site! Stay tuned to see more of my original recipes! Some of my upcoming dishes will include my take on Bruschetta and an amazing stuffed salmon, topped with citris herb butter!
Much love, The Glitzy Gourmet!