Shrimp Scampi is a real treat served as a main course, appetizer, or as an accent on grilled meats. This simple yet elegant dish makes any occasion special. Serve with crusty bread to capture every garlic-lemon-butter bite.
1 pound large shrimp — peeled and deveined
1/4 cup green onion — chopped fine
3 large cloves garlic — minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice — fresh squeezed
1 tablespoon minced parsley
1 tablespoon fresh basil — chiffonade
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest — grated fine
dash hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil over med-low heat until fragrant. Add wine and lemon juice, simmer to reduce slightly. Add butter and heat until melted.
Add shrimp and sauté until pink, about 3 minutes.
Stir in fresh parsley, lemon zest, basil, and hot pepper sauce; serve immediately.
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