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Garlic Shrimp Scampi
Smells so good as it cooks
I had to sneak a taste!

Lemon, Butter, and Garlic, Oh My! 

Combining some of the finest ingredients, this Shrimp Scampi dish will give you a sensation of eating gourmet.  Fragrant of lemon citrus and garlic, silken texture of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and melted butter; this dish simply melts in your mouth!  Pretty to admire, yet, even better to taste, I recommend that you serve this dish to any food critic; you will surely receive the most remarkable acclaim!

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil + 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced into 1/4 inch pieces
  • The juice of one lemon, approx. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups of shrimp, without tails, cooked
  • 1/2 of a stick of butter
  • 1 bag of Fettuccini noodles
  • 1 Tbs. of Italian seasonings (Basil, Thyme, Oregano)
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Red pepper flakes or freshly ground Black Peppercorns to taste

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic, and Italian seasonings in 2 TBS. of Olive Oil
  2. Meanwhile, fill a pot 3/4 full of water, add a pinch of salt, and bring to boil
  3. Once water starts boiling, add the Fettucini noodles and cook until desired texture is reached
  4. After the garlic is fragrant and the onions become translucent, add the shrimp, lemon juice, butter, and remaining olive oil; stir and bring mixture to a boil
  5. Accordingly, once you see bubbles, reduce the heat so that the shrimp scampi sauce can simmer until the Fettucini noodles are finished cooking
  6. Drain the noodles from the water, pour them back into pot
  7. Pour the Shrimp Scampi sauce onto the Fettucini noodles, fold together
  8. Serve adorned with fresh grated Paremesan cheese and fresh ground pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  9. Indulge!

Pair with a glass of Chablis and a side of grilled summer squash or mixed greens!

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