Such a sad day. We lived a couple of blocks and a short ferry ride (just off the tip of Manhattan) from the World Trade Center for 9 years ~ in fact, I could walk out of our apartment building and just stand there and look at it. We were there when the WTC was bombed in 1993 ~ we heard it ~ and I am glad that we were not there in 2001. I’ll be saying a prayer for all those innocent lives lost.
Shrimp Scampi! I can’t tell you how much I love it. It’s so easy to make. I think some people don’t like to cook with shrimp because they are easy to overcook and then they get chewy and not so good. Just cook until they turn pink on the outside and opaque on the inside. It’s really a matter of minutes.
I serve it with rice and peas ~ although it’s good with pasta, too.
Easy Shrimp Scampi
1 pound large fresh shrimp
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or you can use dried
Peel shrimp and devein.
In a large skillet, saute minced garlic in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until it melts. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in wine and red pepper; reduce heat, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.
Sprinkle with the fresh parsley and serve over your choice of rice or pasta.
Makes 4 servings.