Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shrimp Scampi with Artichokes and Basil

My friend Elizabeth just shared this recipe with me. She was even able to cut the amount of butter in half (only 4 T) and it was still delicious! The recipe originally comes from Paula Deen and I can't wait to try it!!! Two of my favorite ingredients are artichokes and basil, so I'm sure I'll love this one!

Serves 4

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup dry white wine
¾ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
Juice of 1 lemon
Cooked pasta, rice or crusty bread, for serving

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine, salt, red pepper flakes and pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer. let the liquid reduce by half, about 2 minutes.

2. Add the shrimp and artichokes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are just pink, 2 to 4 minutes. stir in the basil and lemon juice. sprinkle with salt to taste, and serve over pasta or rice, or with crusty bread

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