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Classic Schrimp Scampi

Serves 4 | Total Cook Time: 15 minutes

Classic Schrimp Scampi

Ingredients:

1 loaf good Italian bread

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1 clove garlic, peeled

1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 stick unsalted butter (you can use salted too)

1-2 teaspoon garlic powder

Couple dashes of hot sauce

1 lemon- juice and zest

Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Cut your loaf of bread in half and drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until the bread is warm and golden.
  3. While your bread is baking, prepare your shrimp scampi. Place your shrimp, butter, garlic powder, hot sauce, lemon juice, zest, and salt and pepper into a cold sauté pan. Cook all ingredients together on medium to high heat until the shrimp is cooked through and the butter is melted. Once the butter melts, this dish is completed! The shrimp should be pink and juicy, not overcooked.
  4. Take your bread out of the oven and rub your garlic clove all over the bread. Make sure to do this when the bread is hot, because the garlic flavor will soak into the bread when it's warm.
  5. Top your shrimp scampi with parsley and dip your bread into that glorious sauce and enjoy!

Notes from the Chef