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Absolutely The Best Shrimp Scampi

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars
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"The best scampi ever. Will melt in your mouth. Serve with a rice pilaf and salad for a wonderful meal."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 500
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly. Dredge shrimp in flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, saute dredged shrimp in olive oil for 5 minutes over high heat. Toss shrimp often to prevent burning. Transfer shrimp with a slotted spoon to a serving dish, leaving the oil in the pan.
  3. In the same pan, saute the garlic, shallot, parsley and oregano over medium heat for 3 minutes; stirring constantly. Spoon the mixture over the shrimp. Return pan to the heat. Preheat your broiler for medium heat.
  4. Pour the wine and brandy into the skillet and ignite with a match or lighter. When the flames die down, stir to loosen any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet; pour over shrimp.
  5. Place the serving dish of shrimp in a preheated broiler for about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 500 calories; 29.6 16 35.6 269 532 Full nutrition

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This was absolutely the best shrimp scampi ever! it was simple, yet fantastic! If you follow the recipe its great. I threw some feta cheese on top of the shrimp before broiling it. You shouldn't...

Most helpful critical review

This wasn't bad but I have had better. I added more garlic. I also thought it needed some lemon and maybe a little butter. I will not make again.

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This was absolutely the best shrimp scampi ever! it was simple, yet fantastic! If you follow the recipe its great. I threw some feta cheese on top of the shrimp before broiling it. You shouldn't...

Great recipe for scampi. Tossed the brandy/wine mixture with some angel hair pasta, parmesan, red pepper flakes and poured the olive oil/shrimp over the top. It turned out great! The key with th...

This wasn't bad but I have had better. I added more garlic. I also thought it needed some lemon and maybe a little butter. I will not make again.

I have ordered shrimp scampi in restaurants plus I have also made it myself several times, but this recipe, by far, beats them all!!! It really does melt in your mouth. Subtle crispness on the...

This was delicious! Instead of the brandy, I added a little half & half, white wine & flour. Topped w/ fresh parmesean cheese.

I wasn't overly impressed with this recipe. It wasn't bad, but I felt like it was missing something. I will try it again, and maybe tinker with it a bit. Update (9/10) - I made this again, addi...

Good but not the absolute best. I made no changes to the recipe followed it percisely. It has great texture and flavor. I suppose I was hoping for something more garlicky and buttery (shrimp sca...

Very delicous. We added 1 T lemon juice at the end. We used butter instead of olive oil. No brandy in the house, but still very yummy. How to chop fresh parsley??? Trim stems and cut parsley...

I love seafood and am a big "food snob." This recipe is excellent. I would definitely serve it at a dinner party.