I decided to surprise boyf with a romantical dinner on Friday evening after he made his trek down to Va from Pa. I decided to make Shrimp Scampi! I got the recipe from Jenna at Eat, Live, Run. It was a big hit and super easy.

1.5 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

about 3/4 pound of large shrimp, deveined

1 tbsp chives

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 stick butter, cut into small chunks

1 tbsp lemon juice

pinch of red pepper

1 tbsp chopped parsley

3 slices thick Italian bread, toasted and kept warm in the oven

6 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked (2 ounces per person)

1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute.

2. Crank up the heat and add the shrimp. Toss until seared on all sides and bright pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.

3. Stir in the chives, wine, butter, lemon and red pepper. Boil until the sauce is reduced by half. Stir in the parsley and the shrimp again and heat through.

4. Toss the pasta with a bit more olive oil (to coat) and divide among 3 plates, along with a slice of bread. Put the shrimp on top of the pasta/bread and serve with a lemon wedge.
It was very good. Boyf liked it a lot and was very surprised.

The only man down situation was that I burned the damn bread. Every freaking time, I burn the bread. Sucks! Oh well, better luck next time.

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  • Reply Gen May 18, 2009 at 2:35 am

    dont worry about burning the bread…its not as bad as the time I set our toaster oven on fire…i forgot I was heating up taco shells…my bf didnt even notice the smoke wafting from the kitchen…or the burning smell…

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