Best Shrimp Scampi Ever

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We urge you: don’t skip the marinade step—it really gives the shrimp lots of garlicky flavor and sets this apart from other scampi recipes.

shrimp-scampi

Ingredients

4 servings

  • 4 garlic cloves, 2 grated, 2 thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Warm crusty bread (for serving)

Preparation

Whisk grated garlic, salt, and 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium bowl. Add shrimp, toss to coat, and chill, uncovered, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium and cook shrimp mixture, being careful not to let shrimp or garlic brown, until shrimp is pink but still slightly underdone, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon, leaving as much oil in pan as possible. Add sliced garlic and red pepper to skillet and cook, tossing, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine and lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Add butter and cook, stirring and swirling pan occasionally, until butter is melted and sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes more.

Scrape shrimp along with any accumulated juices into skillet. Toss to coat and cook until shrimp are fully cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter, top with parsley, and serve with bread for dipping alongside.

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April 14, 2017 |

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