I spent all day not being very productive. I was having fun working on my mod podge shoeshine kit and I didn’t do any work on dinner until it was 6pm and my sons were trying to make me believe that they were going to die if they didn’t eat in the next 30 minutes. I had bought some shrimp on sale at Bi-lo, so I threw my 11 yo son’s absolute favorite meal together in less than 20 minutes, including parsley garnish! I found a recipe for this somewhere, and have changed it to fit our regular portions and taste. I wish I could remember where I found the original, so I could could thank them!
Thanks, Momma, for my South Carolina platter from The Dish!
Quick and Easy Weeknight Shrimp Scampi
16 oz. linguine (or whatever pasta you prefer)
2 lbs. raw shrimp (shelled and deveined)
1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
1 T. minced garlic (I use the kind in the jar)
1/2 c. lemon juice (you can use fresh, but I never have lemons, so I use bottled)
1 tsp. salt
Fresh parsley for garnish
Butter or margarine
To start, I go ahead and start the water boiling for the pasta. My family loves garlic bread with this, so I go ahead and get the garlic bread ready for the broiler and preheat the oven. My family’s favorite garlic bread is not fancy at all. I spread the Texas toast with butter, place it on a cookie sheet, and sprinkle it with garlic and Parmesan cheese.
When the pasta is in the water, I start the scampi. Melt the butter in a big skillet, and add the garlic, lemon juice and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes, until bubbly. Add the shrimp, and cook about 5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked thoroughly.
Put your garlic bread under the broiler. The pasta should be done now, so drain it, and add it to the shrimp. Toss together, pour into a serving bowl, and garnish with the parsley. Now your garlic bread should be done, so cut that up, and you are done! A quick and easy dinner that doesn’t taste quick and easy!
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