Welcome Guest Chef - Ghetto Girl 2005 (aka Susan)!
She's my blogmate. When I'm out and about, she likes to pop in. Grab your taste buds, and enjoy. Just make sure to wipe the drool off your face, but DO NOT wipe it on the couch!
It' Scampi Time!!
Again, I have to give special thanks to @KBar3 for allowing me to crash at your pad! Kari and I are currently under sublet negotiations! ;)
The holidays always trigger memories of Christmas Eve at my Nana' s apartment where 20+ of
my closet relatives gathered to yell at eat other gorge on every type of fish imaginable! Some were more appetizing than others. Fried smelts (still not even sure what hell a smelts is?) and squid sauce were some of the less desirable dishes in my opinion! Actually they were "hurl" worthy! But my Nana's , that was kick ass! So in the honor of Mel and Michele, I give you a family treasured recipe for Shrimp Scampi!
Nana's Shrimp Scampi
*1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (about 16 to 24)
*1/3 cup unsalted butter
*3 large garlic cloves, finely minced
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1/4 cup dry white wine
*2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
*2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley
*salt and pepper
*Fresh lemon wedges to garnish, optional
Rinse and pat dry shrimp. In a large skillet, melt the butter and the olive oil over medium low heat. When butter melts, stir in garlic. Cook the garlic, stirring occasionally. DO NOT LET THE GARLIC TURN BROWN!! (Nana was always yelling). It should take about 7 minutes for the garlic to cook. Turn up the heat to medium high and add shrimp and wine. Cook the shrimp until they are just pink, turning the shrimp once. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*Best served as is with lots of warm and crusty Italian bread to "dunk" into the garlic, butter, lemon sauce! :) But also can be served over linguini or rice.
*Sorry, there were never any Gourmet magazine photo ops at Nana's house! I hope this does not disqualify me! :( I can offer up a picture of me and my sister holding a dead pig under a Christmas tree? It even had an apple in it's mouth!
‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #7
Share a favorite holiday recipe with us. For once, there is no Heinz-inspired word limit. Just don’t go overboard. (God, I HATED that movie.)