Dear Noelle, I don't make homemade manicotti shells. I buy my shells imported from Italy at an Italian store. But,…
Shrimp scampi, or, in other words, “shrimp shrimp” is an easy, fun recipe for a weeknight or al fresco dinner! Be sure to mince your garlic and add white wine- they help to make the dish! Lisa lived for two years in Spain as a child, so this recipe has a special place in her childhood family dinner memories because she and her parents would eat it in the Spanish style, with crusty bread, or in the Italian style, with pasta. Buon appetito e tutti a tavola!
Lisa’s Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:
2 lbs frozen shrimp
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 pads of butter
6-8 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon Sicilian sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
½ cup of white wine
1 lb of spaghetti or pasta of your choice
Italian bread, toasted
Lisa’s Shrimp Scampi Directions:
In a large sauté pan, place the olive oil and butter, until the butter melts. Sauté the garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the white wine and reduce the sauce by half.
Add the shrimp and cook until the sauce becomes opaque and pink. Add the salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Toss well.
Squeeze the lemon juice on top and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve either on top of parsley or on a bowl with a piece of crunchy bread. And don’t forget to dip the bread in crunchy sauce!