Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi Recipe Ingredients
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  • 2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp / prawns
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 or 2 limes
  • Garlic Butter

Grilling Scampi

Split each shrimp on underside down to tail, try to avoid cutting meat (use sharp knife or scissors). Put shrimp in bowl with remaining ingredients. Stir well to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Push onto skewers and grill shrimp 6 inches from heat over a low charcoal fire. Turn frequently. takes about 15 minutes. Serve skewered shrimp scampi with garlic butter (see recipe below).

In Venice these are called Scampi.

Tips & Tricks
Drop fresh celery leaves in pot when boiling shrimp to help destroy the odor
Garlic Butter
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  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
  • salt to taste
Mix all ingredients well and serve in saucers as a dip for grilled scampi.