Cilantro Shrimp Scampi

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 Β the decision to marry him even for a second! πŸ™‚ He is a loving husband, a great dad and never fails to earn my respect over and over again!

Me and my sweetie, nine years ago. πŸ™‚

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

You won’t need both bags of shrimp…I thought I would need more

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.

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20 thoughts on “Cilantro Shrimp Scampi

  1. In case you didn’ t know… I am a shrimp holic……I can eat shrimp anyway you make it 365 days year for breakfast lunch and dinner…. see I just think you need to have me over for meals… HAHAHA! Thanks so much for the recipe and the great tutorial of how to make the shrimpl scampi…

  2. Looks great. I’ve never made it, but I just might have to try it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

  3. Our courtships were about the same length! What’s the point in waiting when you’ve found “The One?!”

    Your scampi looks amazing. I made some garlic shrimp the other night and I think I may have to switch to yours instead. The colors of the pepper and cilantro are beautiful too!!

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