Shrimp Scampi

shrimpscampi-editWhat a nice entrée for your New Year’s celebration. This recipe from Culinary Works combines some simple ingredients which bring out the natural robust taste of the shrimp. This is a great pairing with your sparkling wine or champagne of choice. Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Shrimp Scampi

1 lb. shrimp 16-20 count
4 cloves garlic, sliced thin
Salt and Fresh Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup white wine
1 lemon, zested
Juice from two lemons
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
In a large sauté pan, melt the butter and add the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp, season them generously with salt and pepper. Let them cook for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and once you begin to smell it. Add the wine, let it reduce a bit. Just before the shrimp are done add the parsley, crushed red pepper, lemon zest, juice and a little extra olive oil. Stir everything together and serve with crunchy bread or over a bed of fresh seasoned pasta. Serves 4 and a first course.
Bread – lightly season your sliced bread pieces with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill lightly on each side.

Jeanette’s Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Roasted-Shrimp-CocktailThis shrimp cocktail recipe from Jeanette Chen from Jeanette’s Healthy Living blog is a spicy twist on the traditional favorite. This healthy alternative adds a lot of flavor and you can prepare this in the morning prior to your event. Jeanette incorporated the flavor of Garlic Shrimp with a touch of Spanish smoked paprika into these roasted shrimp. For the sauce, try using a bit of Jeanette’s Ghost Chile Carrot Hot Sauce to spice it up!

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

Serves: About 45 pieces of shrimp


Roasted Shrimp

3 pounds (15-count) shrimp, peeled and deveined

1½ tablespoon good olive oil

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

½ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cocktail Sauce

11 ounce bottle seafood cocktail sauce

½ cup organic ketchup

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

2 teaspoons Ghost Chile Carrot Hot Sauce  or other hot sauce

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Roasted Shrimp

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with olive oil, garlic, smoked paprika, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Spread on baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until shrimp is just cooked through. Set aside to cool. Arrange on a platter with a bowl of Cocktail Sauce.

Cocktail Sauce

In a bowl, stir together all the Cocktail Sauce ingredients.