Garlicky Shrimp Scampi - Mom's Favorite
This is really a quick and easy recipe.
  • 1# fresh shrimp - peeled and de-veined (I prefer Jumbo which are 21/25 count). You can also get the frozen bag at the local supermarket.
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic - minced
  • Salt
  • 3 scallions - sliced
  • A good handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  1. In a large skillet over low heat melt the butter and then add the olive oil.
  2. Mince the garlic and slice the scallions and add to the skillet. Saute for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Clean and de-vein the shrimp. If frozen thaw them according to directions on bag.
  4. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook on medium heat. Do NOT leave the shrimp as when they start turning pink you need to turn the over to cook on the other side. When the other side is pink take the shrimp off the burner. If you overcook them they will be rubbery.
  5. Zest the lemon and add to the skillet as well as the juice of the lemon. Throw the parsley over the top.
  6. Serve over rice or angel hair pasta.
Recipe by Julia's Child at