Monday, January 10, 2011

Creamy Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp has always been a treat at
Purple Chocolat Home.
Fortunately everyone loves it in many variations.
This is one of my many favorites, any time of

Needing an upscale appetizer?  This creamy shrimp
scampi works is a great choice. You could also serve
it as a main dish or over pasta.

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

3 T. butter
2 T. finely chopped onion
1/4 C. minced garlic (around 8 fresh cloves, more or less)
3/4 T. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. black pepper
juice of 2 lemons
1 C. heavy cream
1 T. flour dissolved in 1/2 C. cold water
1 1/2 lb jumbo shrimp (11-15 count per pound)

Melt butter and saute onion and garlic until
soft.  Add remaining ingredients except the shrimp.
Heat over medium heat until thickened.

Meanwhile bring a pot of water to boil with 2-3 tsps.
Montreal Chicken Seasoning (or seasoned salt) added.
Add shrimp.  Bring back to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
Drain shrimp and add to the sauce.  Heat through.
Do not overcook the shrimp.  Serve with toasted
crusty garlic bread or over pasta.  (I would
probably double the sauce if I were serving it
over pasta.)


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  1. Dinner at your house must be heavenly. La

  2. Shrimp is always a treat in our home - especially when it's wild-caught, Gulf shrimp! This sounds delicious and garlic doesn't scare me one bit - bring it on!

  3. I agree with the comment above ... dinner at your house must be divine! Probably breakfast and lunch ain't too shabby either!

  4. Late here and I'm headed to bed, so just one word ~ YUM! ~ Sarah

  5. Agreed with the others...this looks delious!
    Shel x

  6. I'll bet everyone loves this-enjoy:@)

  7. I love your presentation..Earthy and delicious!(Hmm earthy? Sea..y:)!
    I know you know what I mean..Simply lovely~

  8. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM! That looks so good I'm going to have to try it. We went to eat fried clams last night. LOVE seafood! Thanks for sharing! HUGS! Charlene

  9. Yum! I have fresh shrimp frozen in my freezer right now. This might just be dinner! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my site. Have a wonderful week!


  10. Shrimp is about the only seafood I will eat. I actually LOVE it! Especially Coconut shrimp and Scampi! I'm gonna try this recipe! Looks great : )

  11. Oh yummy! Will definitely be trying this! Kerri

  12. Oh my gosh, anything with "creamy" in the title has to be good! delicious!

  13. That one looks like a keeper. I love shrimp scampi out but the shrimp are really becoming had one last time made with popcorn shrimp. I wanted to send it back but hubby wouldn't let me.

  14. Yum! This sounds and looks like a special for our next party. Thanks for sharing.
    Jane (Artfully graced)

  15. My son is a super shrimp lover! I'm sure he'll be really happy if I make this dish for him!

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  16. What a delicious dish to make dinner special.


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