Thursday, September 1, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

This past weekend we celebrated Mariah's birthday which was really Tuesday but obviously this was going to be a whole weekend event.

Saturday Emily and I sent her off to do whatever she needed to do and wasn't allowed to come home until we were done decorating, wrapping presents, making a cake, etc. 

We had a nice little dinner party for her with our three neighbors, who just happen to be some of the best people you'll ever meet. On the menu: Shrimp scampi, garlic bread and a salad and for dessert carrot cake! 

This shrimp scampi recipe is a cinch!  The longest part is waiting for water to boil and the pasta to cook.
Shrimp Scampi

1.5 lbs shrimp, shelled, deveined and cooked
8 large garlic cloves
1 cup butter
2 T lemon juice
2 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup fresh parsley
1 pound pasta 

1.Cook pasta according the package
2.Place shrimp in a single layer pan.  
3. In a one quart saucepan crush garlic cloves with press. Add butter and next four ingredients.  
4. Over low heat, heat until butter melts.  
5. Pour butter mixture over shrimp, turning shrimp to coat evenly.  
6. Broil about 5 minutes until shrimp are heated through.  
7. To serve spoon hot shrimp and butter over pasta.  
8. Sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon.   

Of course, I forgot a picture of the meal, but here's the pretty princess of a birthday girl!

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