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Shrimp Scampi

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MyCookbook Member: pairey
Recipe Category: Seafood
Recipe Preparation Level: easy

    This recipe delivers juicy, tender shrimp scampi and takes only 10 minutes to
    prepare. Serve the scampi with plenty of bread to soak up the garlicky juices.
    Serves 4 to 6

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 pounds large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined, if desired
    3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    4 medium garlic cloves, minced or pressed through garlic press
    2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon
    1 tablespoon dry vermouth
    2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
    Pinch cayenne
    Salt and ground black pepper

    1. Heat 12-inch skillet over high heat until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon
    oil and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add 1 pound shrimp and cook, stirring
    occasionally, until just opaque, about 1 minute; transfer to medium bowl.
    Return pan to heat and repeat process with remaining oil and shrimp.

    2. Return empty skillet to medium-low heat; melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add
    garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Off heat,
    add lemon juice and vermouth. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter; add
    parsley and cayenne, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Return shrimp
    and accumulated juices to skillet. Toss to combine; serve immediately.

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