This is the best shrimp scampi recipe that I have my little hands on and going to share with you.
If you have some fresh shrimp, just make this – it’s easy to put together and is delicious.
Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 TBS olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup butter
1-1/2 cup dry white wine (ie, Chardonnay)
juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk seasoning mix
1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
If the shrimp is frozen, thaw it out first.
In an oven-proof heavy skillet (like cast iron) heat olive oil on medium-high and add the shrimp. Saute until shrimp are cooked and turn pink, about 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat and remove shrimp from pan; set aside.
In the same pan add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes only – do not let it get brown because it will turn bitter. Add the wine and lemon juice and cook until reduced in half, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low. Add the butter and shrimp back into the sauce and sprinkle in the Hidden Valley buttermilk seasoning mix and parsley flakes; stir to mix.
Serve with hot pasta. You can pour the sauce over the pasta, it’s so good. I’ve doubled the recipe because this did not last long and everyone wanted more.
CHEESE BISCUITS RECIPE
Makes: 10-12 biscuits
2 cups buttermilk baking mix, recipe below
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 tsp 1 tsp homemade garlic powder
PREHEAT Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine baking mix, milk and cheese with a wooden spoon until soft dough forms. Beat vigorously for 30 seconds. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes until golden. Combine melted butter or margarine and garlic powder; brush over warm biscuits before removing from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
Note: Bisquick is probably the best-known brand of buttermilk baking mix. It is also easy and cost effective to make a homemade version with the following recipe:
HOMEMADE BISCUIT BAKING MIX
Makes 13 cups mix
10-1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup baking powder, recipe above
1-1/2 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups shortening
1 cup buttermilk powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with an electric mixer until particles are small and uniform in size.
Store the mix in a 3 pound shortening (or large coffee) container; it works great. Just place saran wrap over the top before putting on the lid. Storage life is approximately 3 months.