Easy Shrimp ScampiEstimated Cost: $10.00

Prep Time:   5 minutes

Marination Time:  15 minutes

Cooking Time:  5 minutes

Serves:  4

On the table in under 30 minutes and for just ten bucks, Easy Shrimp Scampi is a weeknight all-star.  Time is saved by using a bottled marinade from the grocery store but if you have more time you could easily substitute a homemade equivalent.  See my comments below for a few suggestions.

1/2 cup Lawry’s Herb & Garlic Marinade with Lemon Juice, divided
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley OR 2 tsp. parsley flakes
angel hair pasta

1. Prepare angel hair pasta per package directions.

2. Pour 1/4 cup of the marinade over shrimp in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15 minutes. Remove shrimp from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

3. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Add remaining 1/4 cup marinade; cook and stir 1 minute. Serve over angel hair pasta and sprinkle with parsley.

Mike’s comments:

I’ve been a long standing fan of everything Lawry’s. From their wonderful steak house
The Prime Rib” in Chicago, where if you finish your prime rib you can ask for seconds at no extra charge, to their outstanding line of culinary products, Lawry’s just knows how to do things right. It’s for these reasons I use their Herb & Garlic Marinade with Lemon Juice marinade in this recipe.

That’s not to say you can’t substitute your own homemade marinade, you certainly can. If you’d like some tips (with recipes) for homemade marinades, check out my articles: Marinade Magic on the Grill and Marinade Magic Revisited.