Shrimp Scampi

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This is a bachelor’s take on a classic Italian dish – Shrimp Scampi. Quick, easy, and damn delicious – this recipe is a great go-to for a dude in need of a lean and protein-rich meal.

NOTE: Makes 2 servings: 467 Calories, 16g Fat, 46g Carb, 26g Protein

1.25 lb. de-veined, raw shrimp (about 30 shrimp)
6 oz. pasta (about 1/3 of a package)
Minced garlic (about a spoon full)
1 cup spaghetti sauce
Olive oil
Beer (seriously)

Season salt
Cayenne pepper (if you want more of a kick)

What You’ll Need:
1 pan
1 pot

TIP (click links for pictures): Shrimp still shelled? There’s a super easy way to take care of that: grab the tail of the shrimp, near the bottom. Pinch the legs, near the meaty part, as if you were squeezing the shrimp out of the shell. Voila! It’ll pop right out.

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  1. Put a few tablespoons of butter, a few pinches of basil, oregano, cayenne, and season salt into a small bowl and put it in the microwave to melt it.
  2. Stir and pour over peeled shrimp.
  3. Boil water in a large pot. Heat a skillet with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic.
  4. Add shrimp to skillet once it gets hot, and add pasta to boiling water. Keep shrimp moving every couple minutes to brown it. After about 5 minutes, add a couple ounces of beer to the shrimp.
  5. Strain cooked pasta.
  6. Leave shrimp in skillet and add pasta, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a cup of spaghetti sauce.
  7. Sautee for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the noodles begin to crisp.
  8. Split into 2 portions and serve!

Add some green (a bay leaf, some basil) if you want to pretty it up. Enjoy, dudes.

Shrimp Scampi, 4.2 out of 5 based on 5 ratings

2 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi”

  1. Monica Says...

    On January 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    It’s delicious!!!!!

  2. JB Says...

    On January 23, 2010 at 12:02 am

    this was the best thing i have made so far and my fave recipe (that isn’t a veggie). instead of cayenne and season salt (not sure what that is), i used some old bay (MD crab seasoning). i took pics and can’t wait to make again.

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