Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary! Nine years ago we met online and fell in love. After a two month courtship (yes, you read that right…two months) we eloped. Here we are nine years later enjoying life in our happy little house with five beautiful children and 130 lb dog running around! I can honestly say that I have never regretted the decision to marry him even for a second! He is a loving husband, a great dad and never fails to earn my respect over and over again!
Anyway, I suppose that’s enough mushy stuff…on to the recipe! I asked my husband what he wanted for dinner tonight and he asked for shrimp scampi. So here is the recipe I came up with.
You will need:
53-68 medium shrimp, fully cooked, deveined and tails pulled off
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 onion, minced
1 bell pepper, minced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
black pepper, to taste
Angel hair pasta, spaghetti or linguini
fresh chopped cilantro and black pepper to garnish
Melt the butter and olive oil together
Stir in the onions and garlic and saute
Add bell peppers and lemon juice
Stir in green onions and cilantro
Last add shrimp, onion powder, salt, pepper and sugar and stir until heated through.
Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with fresh cilantro and black pepper.