Shrimp Scampi

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Scampi is the name of several species of lobsters, but in the USA and United Kingdom scampi refers to a method of preparing seafood. Scampi is usually served with bread or on a bed of rice or pasta.

I have only eaten shrimp scampi one other time in my life and it was a few years ago while on vacation in the USA and it was the most wonderful dish I had ever had. From that day the taste has been stuck in my head and I can't shake it. I have been meaning to recreate the dish and finally gave it a shot. It tasted really great and my family enjoyed it as well.

1 lb pre-cooked shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 cloves garlic
2 - 3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated


• Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
• Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
• Heat a skillet on medium heat and add butter.
• When butter has melted add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
• Add pre cooked shrimp and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
• Remove from heat and add the pasta and parsley, toss the ingredients to combine.
• Plate the shrimp scampi and top with parmesan cheese.

Serves 4