Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Shrimp Scampi

Sure you've eaten Scampi, with the massive amounts of Garlic....but this is a twist to the original, for All you Bubba Gumps! Greek food is my favorite, along with French Morrocan and this is simply delicious served with Pita Bread and a Greek Salad! Serves 4-6


2 lbs large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails on
1/2 lb unsalted butter
1 garlic clove, crushed, and chopped fine
1 cup Shallots chopped coarse
2 Large Red Pepper, cut into strips and roasted
2 cups Italian Plum Tomatoes, Diced
1 cup Fresh Italian Parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Fresh Oregano leaves finely chopped
1 tablespoon Fresh Basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup coursely chopped kalamata olives
1/4 cup capers
2-3 lemons, cut into wedges
1/2 lemon, juice of
1/2 cup dry white wine

In a large skillet or deep fast fry pan, melt butter; be careful it does not burn.
Saute the garlic; when golden in colour, remove from heat and set aside for later use.
saute Onions until softened, remove from heat and set aside for later use.
Combine plum tomatoes with their juice,lemon juice, white wine and bring to a boil.
Combine sauteed onion, garlic, and roasted red peppers and lower heat, allowing the liquid to be reduced. Add Fresh Herbs (parsley, oregano, basil) and shrimp, continue steaming until shrimp is pink. Add capers and olives; allowing them to warm through.
Turn out onto a warm platter or serving bowl -- garnish with lemon wedges, and serve while hot.

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