It is entirely too late to be blogging right now, but I wanted to post this recipe before the weekend!

You won’t see a whole lot of seafood recipes on Picky Palate, but I will admit to being a huge shrimp fan. It was funny, my husband came home from work and saw that I was making this shrimp pasta and he pouted like a baby, because he only likes breaded and fried shrimp. I told him the “wambulance” was waiting out front to pick him up.

As soon as the shrimp was done cooking, I had my boys come over for a taste and they both LOVED it. My oldest guy was chanting “I love shrimp!” I was giving my husband a hard time, letting him know he was totally out numbered!

This is a simple, rich and delicious dinner. I highly recommend trying it if you are a shrimp fan. The pasta itself is really tasty, my husband kept getting in it, fishing around the shrimp of course.

Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be taking the weekend off from the kitchen!

Simple Shrimp Scampi

5 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
½ Cup finely chopped white onion
4 cloves garlic
24 medium cooked shrimp, devained, cleaned, shell removed (fresh or frozen)
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ Cup chicken broth or white wine
2 pinches salt
¼ teaspoon fresh pepper
1 lb linguini fini dry pasta noodles
2 Tablespoons butter
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
¼ Cup fresh chives chopped

1. Place butter and olive oil into a large 5 qt skillet or other large pot over medium heat. Once melted and hot sauté onion for 3-5 minutes until softened. Stir in garlic for 60 seconds then stir in shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook 4-6 minutes or until pink and firm and cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and set aside.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and stir into shrimp. Stir in 2 Tablespoons butter, parsley and chives. Serve and enjoy!

**The tails on the shrimp look nice for the picture, but in reality I cut them off before serving so you can dig in without worrying about the tails, Enjoy!**


Huge thanks to Prudy over at Prudence Pennywise for the Artey Pico Award. Prudy has such a fun blog, do check it out! I will pass this award on after the weekend! Thanks again Prudy!!