I had a girls night out planned for dinner, but before leaving, I quickly made one of my husband’s favorite dishes…. shrimp scampi. The only issue was that I was out of white wine. As a result, I improvised and used some sherry instead. It added a nice sweetness and actually enhanced the dish.
Scampi is another word for langoustine. This word is used in the US as a description of shrimp broiled with butter, lemon & garlic.
Here is my altered recipe for Shrimp Scampi:
1 lb large shrimp, butterflied
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sherry or white wine
1/3 sliced bell peppers
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 oz angel hair pasta, cooked
In a pan, melt butter with garlic.
Add shrimp and sherry or wine.
Cook shrimp until 1/2 way pink.
Add bell pepper and cook through.
Toss in cooked pasta and lemon juice.
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