Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easy Shrimp Scampi

I'm in to pretty easy cooking lately.  This recipe serves 4 people. Finely chop up a half of an onion.  Heat 4 tablespoons of butter, and a tad of olive oil in a fry pan - add onion and 4 cloves of garlic.  Cook till the onions are transparent, then begin to add the additional ingredients.
I buy my Basil and Garlic from Trader Joes - these are ready at my fingertips from the freezer.  You press them out from the back, one clove of garlic in a small cube.
About 1-1/2 cups of peas with pearl onions...and really these are leftovers from the night before

1/2 cup of dry white wine.  Add to the skillet. We only drink red wine in our house, but found this in our wine pantry, which was lucky for me.  This wine brand is great, the Wine Sisterhood, and they make a variety of reds, and I love their  "Rebel Red."

I bought these from Trader Joes, and I had to laugh when I opened the package, because on the outside it said "Jumbo" and really they were medium size shrimp.  That must be a shot glass on the front of the package.  This recipe would lend itself to using "Jumbo" shrimp.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook in the sauce, turning them over here and there, and bring to a short boil.  You want the shrimp to be cooked through.

Cookin' up nice and my kitchen is filled with the scent of garlic.  Yummy delicious.  I think I will have a nice glass of Cupcake Red Velvet wine, while I finish this up.
Okay, I admit that I want to cook the simple way, and I didn't want to deal with cooking the noodles from scratch, which I could have done, but didn't want to take the time.  So, I had this in the freezer, and I cooked it in the microwave.

After it was done cooking, I carefully took out the noodles, trying not to get any of the mushroom sauce.
Add noodles to the skillet
Add peas

and you have dinner! 

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe. Loved the idea of using the different types of things...its just doubles the effect....flavor and color :)
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