In honor of this beloved classic dish, we’ve created a fresh simple Vik’s Shrimp Scampi Fix recipe.
Vik’s Shrimp Scampi Fix requires minimal prep and cooking time—served on its own, over linguini, or with garlic bread. For a Thai twist, replace the Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend and Pirate’s Bite Spice Blend for equal amounts of Coconut Thai Spice Blend and Thai Red Curry Spice Blend. Just remember to keep the Green Tea Mints or Spice Gum handy.
Vik’s Shrimp Scampi Fix
From The Spice & Tea Exchange®
2 Tbs. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
2 Tbs. Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend
1/8 tsp. Pirate’s Bite Spice Blend (about 10-15 grinds)
From the Grocer
1½ lbs. x-large fresh shrimp, shelled & deveined
1 Tbs. unsalted butter
2 Tbs. chopped shallots
¼ Cup white wine
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
¼ Cup fresh chopped parsley + extra chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Opt: ½ lb. cooked linguine, per manufacturer’s directions
Opt: ½ Cup reserved pasta water (from prepared linguini)
Opt: ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
HEAT 1 Tbs. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, until just beginning to smoke.
ADD shrimp and cook 1- 1½ minutes, stirring occasionally until color just turns opaque. Transfer shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
REHEAT now empty skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1 Tbs. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and melt butter. Stir in shallots and Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
DEGLAZE pan by stirring in wine, and cooking for 45 seconds.
RETURN shrimp to pan, along with lemon zest, lemon juice, Pirate’s Bite Spice Blend and parsley. Remove from heat and toss to coat.
If serving over linguini:
Stir reserved pasta water into pan with finished scampi, then carefully pour scampi and liquid over linguini. Top with grated parmesan cheese and extra parsley.
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 13 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes for scampi