Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Shrimp Scampi

Recipe from Cooking Light

2 lbs frozen uncooked large shrimp, peeled & deveined
4 tbls butter
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
4-8 cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp paprika
1 loaf frozen French bread (Artisan style)

Preheat oven and bake French bread according to package directions. Thaw shrimp under cold running water in colander and drain.  Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat, saute red bell pepper and garlic until sizzling (approx 4 minutes). Add white wine, parsley, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and paprika;  bring to a simmer.  Add shrimp and cook approx 5 minutes until shrimp are pink. Serve with French bread.  Serves 6.

Freezer Method:  Mix together butter (softened), red bell pepper, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika (omit wine and lemon juice until serving day).  Scoop into quart size freezer baggie;  Remove all air, seal, and freeze.  Have on hand for serving day: frozen shrimp, French bread, butter mixture, white wine, and lemon juice.  

Serving Day:  Thaw butter mixture and shrimp.  Heat butter mixture in large skillet, adding in the white wine and lemon juice.  Finish cooking according to above directions.

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