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.
Happy Anniversary! What a fun picture.
Looks like a meal worth a 9 year anniversary celebration!
Thanks Amy! I’m rather fond of that picture…
Thanks for dropping by! 🙂
Your scampi looks good. Thanks for sharing
Thanks for visiting! 🙂
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…
LOL, my husband is a seafood holic. If he asks for a meal you can be pretty much guaranteed that it will have seafood…esp. shrimp or scallops. Thanks for visiting! 🙂
Looks great. I’ve never made it, but I just might have to try it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.
Thanks Holly! It was very simple to throw together…I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Mmmm, that looks delicious! Thanks for linking it up at our All Star Block Party. I’m featuring it today on my facebook page. And happy anniversary!
Thanks! It is so sweet of you to share it on your facebook page! 🙂
That looks so good and colorful, too, so you know it’s good for you! Love your wedding pic, your hair is so long! Very pretty!
Aw, thanks Belle! 🙂
How romantic.. my husband and I eloped but we had been together for a while… it wasn’t that big of a surprise.. Love your recipe thank you so much for sharing it on foodie friday.
Thanks Diane! 🙂
If you feed your hubby dishes like this he’ll be around for a long time!
That’s the idea, lol! 😉
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!!
Haha…you are exactly right!
Thanks Tiffany! I hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂
I have to confess to hating cilantro, but the rest of your recipe sounds (and looks) terrific. I expect basil might do nicely instead 🙂
I think basil would be a great substitution for the cilantro…I may even try that myself! 🙂