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Dad’s Shrimp Scampi

May 3rd, 2009

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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