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Dad’s Shrimp Scampi

My father used to make this on special occasions as a quick and fancy appetizer. You can easily knock this one out in 10 – 15 minutes.


  • Shrimp (about a pound is good for most occasions; I prefer to use uncooked)
  • Butter (as much as your diet can stand)
  • Garlic (2 – 5 cloves crushed, as much as you can stand really)
  • Lemon (2- 3, can be omitted)
  • Flour (1 – 2 tea spoons, can be omitted)
  • Wine (preferably white, about a cup)
  • Herbs (parsley and/or chives work well)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Tabasco (optional)


  1. Peel shrimp, cut veggies
  2. Put some butter and olive oil in a sauce pan, let the butter cook until it starts to sizzle and or get brown.
  3. Put shrimp in stir and add garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, paprika, Tabasco
  4. Lower heat to medium to low.
  5. The shrimp should cook in about 5 to 10 minutes
  6. Remove shrimp, leave butter/garlic
  7. Toss in your herbs
  8. Add wine to the pan and let it cook for about a minute. It should sizzle pleasantly when you add it.
  9. Add flour and stir out any lumps, let the sauce thicken a bit.
  10. Pour sauce over shrimp and serve.
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  1. Joleen Perry
    May 4th, 2009 at 21:28 | #1

    When will we get x-mas eve gravy recipe??? Visions of your grandma chopping up those live lobsters will always dance in my head on x-mas eve. Forget the sugar plums…..

  2. Jess
    May 5th, 2009 at 00:42 | #2

    haha… love jo’s comment!!

    anyways, i made this last night for dinner and added in spinach, tomato, and mushrooms. Sounds yummy, right? Wouldn’t know: I brought it to work with me and one of my patient’s “mistook” it for their leftovers!

  3. Jess
    May 5th, 2009 at 00:43 | #3

    ps – that is a horrible picture of shrimp scampi!

  4. Josh
    May 5th, 2009 at 10:06 | #4

    Yeah, that’s what you get when you search for royalty free pictures on the internet.

  5. Josh
    May 5th, 2009 at 10:07 | #5

    I will write about that when Christmas season is coming up, or I run out of other things to write about first. So probably in like 3 weeks ;)

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