Shrimp Scampi is simple to make and Delicious!!!! Who knew??

All it consists of is a few cloves are garlic, a dash of salt and cayenne mixed with olive oil.  Let the shrimp marinate in that for a bit.  Then melt some butter in a pan add the shrimp, flip them after the cook on one side.  Before the other side finished cooking add sherry, lemon zest, parsley, and lemon juice.  Cook it all up in the frying pan, and then add the linguine or spaghetti to coat.   It was SO good, it may become a new staple in the house.

I guess Shrimp Scampi just refers to the actual shrimp preparation.  You don’t need the pasta to make the meal.  Also, scampi just means shrimp.  It isn’t the style its prepared (in a frying pan as most people assume) or the ingredients used.  – Although most Italian recipes call for shrimp, garlic, olive oil, and parsley  they range in preparation from  boiling, broiling, frying, baking, shelled, unshelled, marinating, not marinating,… there is nothing specific.  Scampi just refers to Italian shrimp.

Shrimp Scampi became a popular dish in America after World War II