The best scampi ever. Will melt in your mouth. Serve with a rice pilaf and salad for a wonderful meal.

Kat

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Mix thoroughly. Dredge shrimp in flour mixture.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Place the serving dish of shrimp in a preheated broiler for about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 35.6g 71% DV; carbohydrates 16g 5% DV; fat 29.6g 46% DV; cholesterol 268.7mg 90% DV; sodium 532.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2005
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 rate the recipe based on your experience with it after changing the recipe. Its unfair for those who haven't tried it yet to consider it with a bad rating based on your recipe instead of the original one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2003
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. Read More
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337 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 208
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2005
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 rate the recipe based on your experience with it after changing the recipe. Its unfair for those who haven't tried it yet to consider it with a bad rating based on your recipe instead of the original one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
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 the shrimp is to fully butterfly them, dry them out using a paper towel, flour them and refrigerate before sauteing. Good luck and happy eating Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2005
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 outside and sooooo tender inside....yummmmmmmmm!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2003
This was delicious! Instead of the brandy I added a little half & half white wine & flour. Topped w/ fresh parmesean cheese. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2007
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, adding green onions and some lemon juice (1/4 lemon), and loved it. I also let the shrimp sit in the flour mixture about seven minutes before sauteeing, and added one small diced roma tomato to the garlic mixture - to imitate the scampi made at a restaurant famous for it's cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2006
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 scampi served at Red Lobster). I'll keep searching though. I won't add this to my regular rotation but I will keep it handy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2003
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 using kitchen scissors in a small tall sided bowl. Makes the chopping process so much easier. Will make again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2005
I love seafood and am a big "food snob." This recipe is excellent. I would definitely serve it at a dinner party. Read More
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