April 3, 2015

Lenten Dinner: Shrimp Scampi

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During the Lenten season seafood becomes the traditional meal of choice of those who observe. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Fridays are typically considered days to avoid meat and go meatless. A popular seafood choice during Lent is shrimp. An easy dish to tackle on Fridays during Lent is Shrimp Scampi.

Shrimp Scampi is a flavorful dish of sautéed shrimp with garlic in butter, olive oil, and white wine. It is quick and simple to prepare. Perfect for those Friday meals when you are tired from a long week of work but want to get a homemade dinner on the table.

Linda Lent Scampi


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespooons chopped fresh parsley leaves


In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add lemon, cut in half, flesh side down and let it cook in the butter to release its juices. Squeeze cooked lemon into pan. Add white wine to warm pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes to burn off alcohol taste. Add shrimp. Saute, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turns pink (about 2-3 minutes). Sprinkle in salt and pepper, to taste. Add parsley and serve.

Linda Lent Scampi 1


Linda Lent Scampi 2

This Shrimp Scampi is served without pasta or rice, but you could always add that on the side. I like to serve this Shrimp Scampi with fresh made garlic bread and a nice glass of chilled white wine.



This post was written by PotLuck blogger Linda Arceo of Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps

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