Ingredients

How to make it

  • Peel, devein, and butterfly the shrimp.
  • Leave tails on.
  • Place shrimp in individual service casserole dishes or in a shallow baking pan, tails up and cut side down.
  • (Shrimp will curl more when cooked, so tails stand up as shrimp are broiled.)
  • Keep refrigerated until needed.
  • Heat butter and oil in a saucepan until the butter is melted.
  • Add the garlic, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the butter sauce over the shrimp.
  • Place under the broiler at medium heat.
  • Broil until the tops are lightly browned.
  • (Don't worry if the tips of the tails burn a little; this is normal.)
  • Transfer the shrimp to the oven above the broiler for a few minutes to finish cooking.
  • NOTE:
  • All butter may be used, instead of a mixture of butter and oil.
  • Or, if you are using a good-quality olive oil, use more oil and less butter or all olive oil.
  • Serve this dish with rice or with plenty of bread to soak up the flavorful butter.
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  • VARIATIONS:
  • The shrimp can be marinated for 1-2 hours in the oil, chopped garlic, lemon juice, and seasonings.
  • Add the butter at cooking time.
  • Or omit the butter when cooking, and serve small cups of garlic butter on the side.
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  • Shrimp Brochettes
  • Marinate the shrimp as indicated above.
  • Put the shrimp on skewers and broil, basting several times with the marinade and melted butter.
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  • Broiled Scallops
  • Place the scallops in individual service casseroles (5-6 oz per portion).
  • Top each portion with 1 tbsp dry bread crumbs.
  • Pour the butter sauce over the scallops and broil as in basic recipe.
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  • Broiled Fish Fillets or Steaks with Garlic Butter
  • Use fillets or steaks of any lean, white fish.
  • Place fish on sheet pans and prepare according to procedure for Broiled Scallops, using the bread crumbs.

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    " It was excellent "
    gvg ate it and said...
    Heavenly!!!! Reading your recipes are like "watching" a gastronmic film unfolding before our eyes...... you are brilliant!!!!! Bless you!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    flavors ate it and said...
    I love shrimp scampi. Thanks Elaine for sharing this with me. I love the variations also. Here's 5 right at ya.
    MJ
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    " It was excellent "
    chefperiwinkle ate it and said...
    Great recipe, Chef Elaine. Another five for you!
    Chef P
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  • binky67 5 years ago
    Loving this post, thanks a bunch :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    Awesome post, my friend....thanks for sharing!
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  • capebretonqt 5 years ago
    I adore shrimp scampi - thanks for sharing this great recipe, as well as your tips to change it up a little. You got my "5" vote.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Simply perfect, chef! Thanks for including all the variations, too!
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