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Monday, June 10, 2013

Shrimp Scampi

I am so excited!!!   I have a special treat for you today!  My buddy Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes has dropped in to share one of her outstanding dishes:)) If you are not following Jamie, you are totally missing out on some amazing foodies!!  Just a warning, when you visit, better take a napkin to sop up all the drool:))) 
OK, Napkins ready!    Here's Jamie!!
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Hi, y'all! I'm Jamie and I blog over in my little area of the blogosphere, Love Bakes Good Cakes. Don't be fooled, I do a whole lot more than just cakes! I enjoy sharing family-friendly recipes that won't break the bank, and on occasion, I share printables! You'll find about 200 recipes on my blog and about 50 printables! I'd love for you to stop by and have a look around!

I am excited to be over at my bloggy friend, Evelyn's place today. I don't have to tell y'all the she is awesome!! I just love her! When my family moved across the country from North Carolina to Arizona recently, we had the privilege to meet her and Lee! Seriously, she was even more fun in person! She recently told me that she has never had a guest post on her blog and I couldn't believe it - and I feel so honored that I get to be the first one! I gave Evelyn the choice of what to share with y'all .... and I really think she made a great choice! ;)

As many of you know, Evelyn has been working hard to lose some weight! I couldn't be more thrilled for her when I hear about her success! I just love that she has shared her journey with us and has motivated others into being more healthy! 

On that note, today, I am sharing a Shrimp Scampi with Pasta .... it's super quick and easy. With only about 7 calories per shrimp, this is great for people who are watching the caloric intake.  

I wouldn't go as far as saying I love seafood, but I do enjoy it on occasion. My husband, Brian, on the other hand, hates seafood. Period. It's a no go. He will never eat it ... ever. Even if I try to hide it. (Who me?!) 

Brian travels a lot for his job, so there are nights that he is not home for dinner. Those nights are about the only time we really get a chance to eat shrimp or fish. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining and I totally get his preference ... a lot of people don't like seafood. I just save dishes like this Shrimp Scampi with Pasta for those nights when I know he won't be joining us or I make him something else! :)

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This has to be one of the fastest and easiest cooked meals I know! It takes longer for the water to boil and for the pasta to cook than it does for the Shrimp Scampi. Seriously! It's lightening fast ... and it's even great for company! Such an impressive dish with so little work!

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
Printable recipe
Yield: 4 servings

2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
½-1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 lb. large shrimp, shelled and de-veined, with tails on
Salt to taste
½ cup white wine
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
Pepper to taste
1 tbsp. lemon juice
Pasta, cooked according to pkg. directions

In a large skillet, add the oil and butter. Heat over medium-high heat and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute for a minute or two or until the garlic becomes fragrant and starts to brown. Add the shrimp to the pan. Add salt to taste and the wine; stir to coat. Raise the temperature to high and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes. Stir the shrimp so most of the cooked sides are facing up. Allow to cook for an additional minute or two. Remove from the heat and add the parsley. Toss to combine. Add the pepper and lemon juice. Serve over pasta with remaining wine sauce in the pan. 

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  1. Hi Evelyn. I follow Jamie's blog and I agree with you, she has really amazing recipes and she's so nice! Thanks for having her share today.

    Have a great day ladies!

  2. This is definitely going at the top of my 'to do' list! And thanks for the warning - I was prepared to clean up the drool-fest. ;)

  3. This looks so good and so easy -- but sadly I will never know. Husband is allergic to shrimp to the point I don't even bring it in the house. Thank you for sharing it though!

  4. Thank you so much for having me over and all the wonderful comments :)

  5. Wonderful dish and my hubby's favorite meal to order when we are eating out. Will definitely be trying this!

  6. Thanks for sharing! It looks fantastic!!

  7. I love shrimp scampi!!! I love seafood, my daughter hates it. No naturally, we have eaten a lot of seafood while she has been gone in Europe!

  8. Evelyn, So fun to have a Jamie doing a guest post. I'm so trying to get in the healthy recipes. This one is just the thing. I LOVE pasta and shrimp! Pinning and sharing on fb.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  9. OMG, that shrimp cooking in the butter sauce looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  10. Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble, Evelyn. I appreciate you joining in each week. :)

  11. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the Grab A Friend Blog Hop. Thanks for connecting up!
    I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into My Paradise... I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back - I love making new friends!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  12. This looks and sounds delicious!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    We hope to see you there!

  13. Yummy and easy. Thanks for posting. I collect posts and I've reposted this one at The Blog POST OFFICE. It's my little forward & reverse link party. Drop by to view, if you backlink'll be considered in next weeks "First Class Post" winners.
    Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  14. This looks delish! You are all just wonderful <3

    Thanks for linking up at! I will try to host every Monday :)

  15. I love shrimp! Thanks for posting on the Tried and True Recipe Party!

  16. Hi Evelyn,
    Jamie's Shrimp Scampi looks delicious! Hope you have a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. I sooooo love seafood. This dish sounds awesome. How wonderful that you gals have crossed paths and enjoyed each other across the miles. Thanks to both of you for sharing this. So glad you shared at Weekend Potluck.

  18. I know you already saw that I featured this on my blog today, so I'm just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing! Great guest post!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))