Chris does a fair bit of the cooking in our house. He has become quite the chef. When not performing his sous-chef duties with me, he is often found left fending for himself, experimenting in the kitchen, while I am busy blogging in the evening.
On this particular night, he made a delicious Shrimp Scampi, from what he was able to dig up in the pantry and fridge. It looked and tasted so wonderful, I told him I would feature his dish on the ole blog.
Keeping with the theme in our house, no recipe was followed. And we improvise. And we stray from the traditional. So please, don't sic the Italian Mafia on us, if ours is not *the* Shrimp Scampi recipe that you are familiar with. I like to give extra points for being creative.
Here is the first of several recipes to come from Chris's Cucina!
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
12 large shrimp, seasoned with salt and pepper
1/2 lb linguini
good white wine
handful of fresh parsley, chopped
half a lemon
Set a pot of salted water on the boil. Add pasta and cook al dente. Drain and set aside.
Menawhile, in a large non-stick skillet, heat up 3 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter over med heat. Add garilc slices, lower heat. Saute a few minutes.
Add about 1/2 cup white wine. Raise heat and boil. Add a few dashes of basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Reduce heat and add shrimp to the pan. Cook, turning once until shrimp turns a bright coral and starts to curl up, which should take just a few minutes. Squeeze juice from lemon half over shrimp.
Turn off the heat. Add the pasta to the pan. Stir together. Sprinkle with parsley.
Plate and serve with a little fresh lemon zest on top.
What is the best dish your other-half makes?