Shrimp Scampi for two…my Valentine’s Day dinner!

15 Feb

My husband cooked Valentine’s Day dinner for me last night! He likes to cook and he does cook a few times each week, depending on his schedule. Many times I get home before him or I’ve got some new recipe I want to try. Sometimes we cook as a team – like last night. I gave him the idea of Shrimp Scampi and searched for a couple recipe choices, but he prepared the meal. Then, this morning I asked him what he actually put in the skillet. It was a little challenging for him to remember the details – it was 14 hours later you know, and he slept in between! I realize now that I should have him write down the specific quantities as he’s doing it – it will make both our lives easier… (Of course, if you ask him the details of a football game played two years ago, he’ll remember it all.)

Anyway, the meal was very delicious!! It’s definitely one we’ll repeat and he did remember the quantities, with a little help! Although this dish is pretty simple, you could add so many things to it for extra colors and flavors – like chopped tomatoes, spinach, capers, or ??? You decide… Enjoy!


Shrimp Scampi

2 tablespoons butter

¼ cup olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon dried parsley

2 teaspoons lemon juice

dash of salt/pepper

25 large raw shrimp, tails removed (if frozen, defrosted and drained)

3 cups cooked jasmine rice

Parmesan cheese


In a large skillet on medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil together. Add the garlic, onion, parsley, lemon juice and dash of salt and pepper. Saute’ for about 5 minutes, until the onion and garlic are soft. Add the shrimp and cook through, about 5 more minutes. Spoon on top of cooked rice or use your favorite gluten-free pasta. Sprinkle some parmesan on top and serve. Makes 2-3 servings.

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Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Main Meals


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