Shrimp Scampi, that is. According to our friends at Foodimentary, it’s National Shrimp Scampi day and it’s one of our favorite dishes. We have lots of favorites, no doubt, but what’s not to like about deliciously prepared shrimp on a bed of pasta?
Scampi itself is a delicacy, an edible lobster found in the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic. About the size of a prawn or crayfish, it was typically served in garlic butter and white-wine sauce. According to food icon Lydia Bastianich, when early immigrants came to the U.S., true scampi wasn’t available, so they substituted shrimp, prepared in the classic scampi tradition.
At The Food Channel, we love a great shrimp scampi. Give this recipe a whirl and celebrate the blend of Italian-American culture. To make it easy, you’ll find the recipe, a :90 Seconds in the Kitchen how-to video, as well as a short Time Cruncher version.
Many shrimp scampi recipes are overloaded with butter; this recipe is balanced with a blend of butter and monounsaturated olive oil and tossed with fresh baby spinach. It’s rich in B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, calcium and important phytochemicals. Recipe here.
See the :90 Seconds in the Kitchen recipe demo here.
Get the even shorter Time Cruncher demo video here.