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Shrimp Scampi

Posted by  on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 11:05 am

This is a bold statement, but this is the best shrimp scampi recipe ever.  Even better,  it has some heat to it. I found this on foodnetwork and if you read through the comments, my favorite calls it “Scampilicious”, everyone agrees. I encourage you to buy Emeril’s Bayou blast, it makes things so easy, and trust me, you will make this again. Emeril is notorious for adding extra calories, so my recipe below lightens things up a bit.

Shrimp Scampi recipe: Emeril,

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi


  • 3/4 pound (about 15) shrimp, peeled and deveined fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons Emeril’s Bayou Blast find in the spice aisle or make your own, recipe follows
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoon capers
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • sprinkle of salt
  • sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound cooked linguini regular or whole wheat
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


Get your pasta water going. If using frozen shrimp, defrost according to package directions. Toss the shrimp in a medium bowl with the Bayou Blast.

When pasta water is boiling, throw in linguine. Place the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the shrimp and spread them out evenly in the skillet. Cook for 2 minutes and quickly turn the shrimp. Add the garlic and capers to the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wine, lemon juice, and remaining tablespoon of butter to the skillet and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Season the shrimp with the salt and pepper and add the pasta, tossing to coat well. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the parsley.

Emeril’s Bayou Blast also referred to as ESSENCE Creole Seasoning: find this ready to go in spice aisle, unless you have a lot of spice and a lot of time.

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

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Scampilicious! Favorite New Word!

May 6th, 2009 at 9:55 am

But a smiling visitant here to discuss the love (:, btw great design.

May 26th, 2013 at 4:27 am

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