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Shrimp Scampi is a quick and easy Italian dish where shrimp is cooked and then smothered in butter garlic sauce. Wine is normally used in the dish but I just replaced it with more chicken broth. It’s a perfect dinner in itself with some garlic butter or serve it with mashed potatoes.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time : 10 minutes

Serves : 4


Large shrimp : 500 grams raw, peeled and deveined

Salt : 1 teaspoon

Fresh ground black pepper : 1/2 teaspoon

Paprika : 1 teaspoon

Olive oil : 1 tablespoon

Butter : 2 sticks/ 1 cup

Garlic : 8 cloves minced

Chicken broth : 2/3 cup

Parsley : 1/4 cup chopped

Lemon : 1 squeezed

Method :

In a medium sized bowl, add washed shrimp, salt, black pepper, paprika and toss to coat.

Heat olive oil in a pan and add shrimp. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through. Remove the shrimp and set aside.

In the same pan, melt butter, add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add broth and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add shrimp back to the pan and toss. Add parsley and cook for another 2 minutes.

Turn off the stove, add lemon juice, toss and serve immediately.