Shrimp Scampi

shrimpYou will need good shrimp if you make scampi.
Now Costco is my go to place for things that use to be available through my husbands business.

Shrimp is one of those things. A long time ago we use to get jumbo shrimp from one of our suppliers (8 to 10 a lb.) those days seem to be past and the best I can find regularly today come from Costco.

What you see pictured here is a package of frozen, shelled, deveined shrimp with the tail on. This package happens to be smaller shrimp than I normally use for scampi. I usually purchase the 18 to 20 size from them.

Same packaging just different product size inside.

Another must have from Costco is their garlic granules.

garlic-granulesIf you have a Costco near you and are a member they have the best garlic granules I have found again since my husband retired and sold his business. In case you do not know … California grows the best garlic in the world. The Costco brand is Kirkland and is 100% milled from California garlic.
If you are a garlic lover give it a try … I do not think you will be disappointed.

The other seasoning herbs I use are must have ALWAYS in my cupboard. They are Thyme, Basil and Marjorum. All dried and stored in small jars.

These are my go to herbs for almost everything Italian or French I cook. Personally I prefer dried herbs over fresh. They seem to be stronger in flavor not to mention they have a great shelf life if you store them properly.

spicesThe only fresh herb I use often is Rosemary. We have a bush in the back yard that is strong and wonderful. We have had it growing back there now for close to 25 years. We share it with family since no one seems to have much luck with the plants today.

Dried rosemary is like putting tiny sticks in your food. You want the oil from the rosemary for good flavor. It seems to be dried out of the bottled stuff from the stores.

This is what the shrimp looks like while it is cooking and this is what it looks like when it is on your plate.

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ENJOY!

Shrimp Scampi
Serves 4
Who does not love shrimp? One of my favorites is scampi. It is quick and easy
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
1477 calories
255 g
61 g
28 g
45 g
15 g
384 g
24 g
9 g
1 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
384g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1477
Calories from Fat 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 15g
77%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 61mg
20%
Sodium 24mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 255g
85%
Dietary Fiber 11g
44%
Sugars 9g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
14%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
8%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cube of butter
  2. 24 jumbo shrimp (16 to 18 in a lb.) frozen shell off except for the tail, deveined
  3. 1/4 cup white wine
  4. 1/2 tsp. garlic granules
  5. 2 large pinches of dried thyme
  6. 2 large pinches of dry basil
  7. 2 large pinches of marjorum
Instructions
  1. I use a large (12" green pan) medium high temp.
  2. 1. Melt the cube of butter.
  3. 2. Lay frozen shrimp in the butter .. do not overlap.
  4. 3. Crush each pinch of spice as you sprinkle it over the top of the frozen shrimp that are now sauteing in the butter. They will be starting to turn pink.
  5. 4. When the shrimp start to brown (maybe 2 minutes or so) turn them over.
  6. 5. Saute another couple of minutes. They will be mostly pink and cooked. Shrimp turn opeque when they are done.
  7. 6. Add the wine and turn your heat up to high. Do not leave them ... you are simply burning off the alcohol and crisping the shrimp up a bit. This will take only a minute or 2.
  8. 7. Pour the shrimp over a mound of Pilaf and enjoy.
Special Notes
  1. If you have a Costco near you and are a member they have the best garlic granules I have found since my husband sold his business. In case you do not know California grows the best garlic in the world. The Costco brand is Kirkland and is 100% milled from California garlic.
  2. If you are a garlic lover give it a try ... I do not think you will be disappointed.
  3. Shrimp also comes from Costco. A long time ago we use to get jumbo shrimp from one of our suppliers (8 to 10 a lb.) those days seem to be past and the best I can find regularly today come from Costco.
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calories
1477
fat
28g
protein
45g
carbs
255g
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