Dinner, Seafood

FIRE! Shrimp Scampi

Welcome back to Smokin’ and Grillin wit AB kitchen, where we’re turning up the heat and dishing out flavor-packed recipes that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. Today, we’re diving into the world of seafood with a twist – the Shrimp Scampi Extravaganza! Get ready to fire up the grill, because we’re about to take your shrimp game to a whole new level.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined (26-30/lb. size), tails optional
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Prepare the Shrimp:

  • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.
  • Season the shrimp with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Fire up the Grill:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Aim for a smokin’ hot grill!

Grill the Shrimp:

  • Place the seasoned shrimp directly on the grill grates.
  • Grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp are opaque and have a nice grill mark. Be careful not to overcook.

Make the Scampi Sauce:

  • In a large skillet or pan, melt 1/4 cup (half stick) of butter over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using). Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes aromatic.

Deglaze with Wine or Broth:

  • Pour in the white wine or chicken broth to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  • Let it simmer for another 2 minutes to allow the alcohol to cook off.

Finish the Sauce:

  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter to the skillet, allowing it to melt and incorporate into the sauce.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine with Grilled Shrimp:

  • Add the grilled shrimp to the skillet, tossing them in the flavorful scampi sauce until well-coated. Let them soak up the goodness for a minute or two.

Serve:

  • Transfer the shrimp and sauce to a serving platter.
  • Garnish with additional fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

Recipe Card

Shrimp Scampi

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 20 mins
Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.

  2. Season the shrimp with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Aim for a smokin’ hot grill!

  4. Place the seasoned shrimp directly on the grill grates.

  5. Grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp are opaque and have a nice grill mark. Be careful not to overcook.

  6. In a large skillet or pan, melt 1/4 cup (half stick) of butter over medium heat.

  7. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using). Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes aromatic.

  8. Pour in the white wine or chicken broth to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.

  9. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes to allow the alcohol to cook off.

  10. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of butter to the skillet, allowing it to melt and incorporate into the sauce.

  11. Stir in the lemon juice and chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  12. Add the grilled shrimp to the skillet, tossing them in the flavorful scampi sauce until well-coated. Let them soak up the goodness for a minute or two.

  13. Transfer the shrimp and sauce to a serving platter.

  14. Garnish with additional fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

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