Sunday, January 10, 2010

Shrimp Scampi

I start culinary school tomorrow!  I'm really excited.  I'm taking Principles of Food Production and Bakeshop Production, and online I'm taking Nutrition, Safety and Sanitation, and Intro to Baking Science.  So, a pretty basic first semester. I'll keep you posted on how classes go.

I chose to make this shrimp scampi the other night because its easy and delicious. A good school-night recipe, perhaps :)  This is adapted from one of my mom's recipes:

Shrimp Scampi

2 pounds fresh jumbo shrimp
1 medium onion, finely chopped
7 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter
zest and juice from one lemon
1/4 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon steak sauce
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1 pound hot cooked fettuccine
chopped fresh parsley, about 1/4 cup

Peel and devein shrimp.  Melt butter in large skillet.  Add onion and garlic, and saute over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes.

Add lemon juice, zest and next 5 ingredients.  Adjust flavors to your liking.  Bring to a boil; add shrimp.

Cook shrimp, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.  

Season with salt and pepper and adjust lemon juice if desired.  Add parsley.  Toss with cooked fettuccine.


Chef Fresco said...

Good luck tomorrow! The scampi looks delicious!

Margaret said...

So excited for you!! Have fun tomorrow. (What good looking plates you've got!)<3<3<3

Rachel & Rebecca said...

I've always thought culinary school would be such a cool experience! best of luck! can't wait to read about it!

Sarah G said...

So did you cook them all in one go? I've read recipes that say to cook two servings at one time, which is a PAIN with our big family.

Dani said...

no way, definitely all at one time in one big skillet!