Skillet Shrimp Scampi


Wednesday, April 14th 2021, 3:52 pm
By: News 9


Skillet Shrimp Scampi

  1. 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon juice (from 1 lemon)
  4. ½ teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  5. Kosher salt and black pepper
  6. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  8. 1 cup orzo
  9. ⅓ cup dry white wine
  10. 2 cups boiling water, seafood stock, or chicken stock
  11. 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  12. Fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the shrimp, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the lemon zest, red-pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and half the garlic.
  2. Set aside to marinate (this step can be done up to 1 hour in advance).
  3. To a medium skillet, add the butter, the remaining olive oil and garlic, and heat over medium.
  4. When the butter starts to bubble, add the orzo and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until the orzo is toasted, about 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent the garlic from burning.
  5. Carefully add the wine (it will bubble) and stir until absorbed, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the water or stock, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until the orzo is al dente, about 12 minutes.
  7. Add the shrimp in a snug, even layer on top of the orzo, cover, and cook until all the shrimp is pink and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 2 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, parsley and lemon juice, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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