Friday, July 24, 2009


Bought some tiger shrimps so cheaply last week and Rad wanted it buttered. I search far and wide in the internet for some simple shrimp recipe till I saturated my brain with different recipes that I just kinda mixed everything together. In the process, I added one word to my vocabulary and that is, SCAMPI, a word of Italian origin, which means (for cooking noobs like me), a dish of shrimp or prawns, typically sautéed in garlic and butterand often topped with bread crumbs. I hope I didn`t scamp the scampi (pardon the pun...I just couldn`t help it).

  • Shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • green chilis
  • spring onions
  • salt and pepper

Heat butter in skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, spring onions, and lemon juice; cook until shrimp are pink and firm, about 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Do not overcook. Add salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

I added the green chilis because I wanted some greens in it but my Uncle said, it should taste a lot better with capers or cilantro and the onions can be omitted. He also said to mix the olive oil with butter first before putting in the garlic. All that for next time. Mangantayon!


Chow and Chatter said...

looks great we call fried breaded shrimp scampi in the UK yours looks better and healthier LOL

MaRyA said...

thanks Rebecca! everything here are works in progress LOL!