Sizzling Shrimp Scampi
Recipe from Food & Wine

Scampi refers to shrimp that are split, brushed with garlicky butter and broiled. The recipe here calls for flavoring butter with lemon, garlic, parsley and thyme, then dotting it liberally on shrimp and roasting the shellfish until it sizzles.

Sizzling Shrimp Scampi
Con Poulos

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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  • 2   sticks 
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3   
    large garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1   tablespoon 
    plus 2 teaspoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    finely grated lemon zest
  • 1   teaspoon 
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    chopped thyme leaves
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3   pounds 
    large shrimp, shelled and deveined, tails left on
  • 1   tablespoon 
    thinly sliced basil leaves
    Crusty bread, for serving
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix the butter with the garlic, 2 teaspoons of the parsley, the lemon zest, lemon juice and thyme and season with salt and pepper.
In a large gratin dish, arrange the shrimp, tails up, in a circular pattern. Dot the shrimp with the flavored butter and roast for about 10 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and the butter is bubbling. Sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and the basil leaves. Serve hot with bread.

The flavored butter can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month.
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