Friday, March 20, 2015

Shrimp Scampi

Happy First Day of Spring!

  On this week's Maple Hill Hop,
we hosted a giveaway sponsored by Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
Congratulations to Deborah of The Farmer's Wife.
Please email me at,
and we'll get your kitchen herb kit sent out to you
to get your spring kick-started!


Big K loves shrimp.
Boiled, broiled, barbecued or fried,
he'll take it any way he can get it.

I had a hankering for some garlic pasta,
so I found this recipe from Ina Garten for shrimp scampi.
Shrimp for him, pasta for me.
What's not to love?
This one has made it into our Family Recipe Book.

Shrimp Scampi
Ina Garten

3/4 lb. pasta
3 T olive oil
3 T butter (unsalted)
1 1/2 garlic, minced
salt/pepper/red pepper flakes to taste
lemon juice and zest to taste

Cook pasta according to directions.  
Add oil and butter to a large saute pan.  Saute garlic 1-2 minutes.
Add shrimp and season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
Drain pasta, then add it to the pan.
Add lemon juice and zest and heat through.
Serves 2-4.

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  1. Daisy, I too like just about any kind of seafood. Shrimp seem to be a seafood that makes it's way into many different dishes. My best way to eat shrimp is fried. Although the cocktail is good too and the salad is also great. Oh, well, it's all good. :-)

    Have a great shrimp scampi day.

    1. Shrimp is so easy to turn into anything, you're right. Good to see you here. ;0D

  2. Oh, I definately love shrimp, but my husband won't eat any seafood. Maybe this could convince him?
    Thank you for the kitchen herb set, I'm sending you an e-mail right now.

    1. If he likes pasta and garlic, I think it might work! ;0)

  3. Thanks for sharing the tasty and healthy shrimp scampi recipe on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

  4. That looks good and sounds easy. My type of recipe! Happy Spring to you!

    1. Oh yeah...we only do easy here! ;0D
      Enjoy getting into your garden!


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