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simple scampi for tonight

Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
edited 4:38PM in EggHead Forum
Someone posted a simple scampi recipe, but I lost it. I have about 1 1/2 lbs of nice shimps that I need to cook tonight. Any idears will be appreciated, and quick please, I am gonna get out of here early today. Thanks.


  • egghead2004egghead2004 Posts: 423
    Crab leg,
    1/2 head of fresh garlic
    fresh basil leaves
    1/2 cupwhite wine, prefer pinot grigio
    EVOO and butter
    fresh diced tomatoes
    S&P[p]-get egg up to 375 degrees, low grid, direct, hicjory or apple smoke...plenty of it too.
    -peel shrimp, place in smoe type of cookware to put in the egg, I use a collander.
    -Add half of the garlic to the shrimp with EVOO and toss to spread around.
    -if you can, save the juice from the shrimp when you peeled them, it will be added to the scampi later
    -boil water for pasta with salt
    -1/2 stick of butter and 1/4 cup EVOO in skillet
    -add the rest of the garlic to the skillet.
    -meanwhile put the shrimp on the egg, over DRY smoking wood. let the flames reach the colender and stir ever few seconds for a minute or 2, then close the lid and the vents way down for smoke...
    -return to sauce, add several chopped basil leaves, stir
    -add wine, stir
    -return to grill after 4-5 minutes, open lid carefully...beware of flashback. Open up bottom vent to get fire ignited to cook shrimp some more...stir, they should be gettin a little pink by now. Close lid and close the vent almost all the way again for more smoke
    -rreturn to sauce, add dices tomatoes, stirring to keep anything from burning. season to taste and remove from heat[p]-go get the shrimp! As soon as they all turn pink, just pink get them out. place into a casseraloe dish and pour scampi sauce over them. [p]-serve over favorite pasta[p]

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,904
    Crab leg,
    is this the one your looking for

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