Wednesday, July 24

Kid-Friendly Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp is a great source of protein and perfect for weeknights. Recently it has been discovered that one if the two kids in the household love seafood. Shrimp, lobster, you name it, he is a fan. So I started playing around with recipes I thought he would enjoy. Here is a great bold flavor dish adults will love and kids will enjoy eating!

Full time: 20-25 minutes
Serves 4

You will need:

1 lb. large 18-21 count cleaned, tail off shrimp. (Frozen will also work, but defrost first)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp dried Italian blend herbs
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp warm water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

Let us begin:

Get a deep sauté pan preheated over medium-high heat.

Add in butter and olive oil to pan, allow butter to fully melt.

Add garlic into the pan and cook 1-2 minutes.

Add shrimp into the pan, cook 5-8 minutes or until shrimp has begun to turn pink.

Add lemon juice, herbs, salt, and pepper into the pan and stir well to coat shrimp. 

Continue to cook until liquid bubbles and shrimp is fully pink. Approximately 5 minutes.

In a small bowl mix together cornstarch and water.

Add into pan juices and stir well, sauce will thicken quickly. Approximately 1-2 minutes.

Remove from pan to serving plate.

Serve immediately and enjoy!