Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Last week my girlfriend Amber came over to catch up.  It had been forever since I had seen her.  Ok maybe it was since before Greece but still that was a month ago.  Amber and I met in college, and we have been friends ever since.  She is an amazing person who is great at pretty much everything!  She is funny, smart and my favorite partner in foodie stalking.  With it being a week night I was looking for something that would be quick and easy and also be light since we are both trying to be healthy.  I thought Grilled Shrimp Scampi sounded like the perfect fit.  Grilled Shrimp Scampi is the perfect fresh and health meal my weeknight needed.  Gotta save the cheat day for the weekend 😉

Ingredients:

4 Lemons

16 to 20 Shrimp

6 Cloves of Garlic

1/4 White Wine (if Desired)

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped

1/2 Box Angle Hair Pasta (I used Gluten Free)

2 Tablespoons Butter

A few sprigs of Lemon Thyme if you have it

Fill a medium pot with water and add a generous amount of salt to season; heat until it comes to a rolling boil.  Start the BBQ.

Lemon

While the water and the BBQ is heating; in a medium bowl combine the juice of two lemons, olive oil, white wine, 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 Cup fresh parsley.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Add the  shrimp.  Toss and allow the shrimp to marinate for at least 30 mins.

Shrimp

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Once the water comes to a boil; add the pasta, and stir to ensure that it doesn’t stick (gluten-free pasta tends to stick majorly).  Once you have the pasta started its time to put the shrimp on the grill.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

I butterflied the shrimp, so they would easily and evenly grill.  You can purchase them ready to go at most grocery stores or fresh from your local sea monger.  Grill the shrimp for about 8-10 min until they are no longer translucent.  Remove from the grill and set aside.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Now we need to finish up the pasta.  Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink.  While that drains using the pot we cooked the pasta in we will make our sauce (no sense in dirtying another pan).  Place the butter and 3 remaining minced garlic cloves.  Cook for a minuet or until fragrant.  Add the remaining wedged lemon, lemon thyme and drained pasta.

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Toss the pasta until coated then add the shrimp.  Amber and I would recommend squeezing some of the grilled lemon over the pasta for an extra burst of flavor.  Serve immediately with a great glass of white wine 🙂

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled Shrimp Scampi
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Recipe type: Gluten Free Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Lemons
  • 16 to 20 Shrimp
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic
  • ¼ White Wine (if Desired)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • ½ Box Angle Hair Pasta (I used Gluten Free)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • A few sprigs of Lemon Thyme if you have it
Instructions
  1. Fill a medium pot with water and add a generous amount of salt to season; heat until it comes to a rolling boil. Start the BBQ.
  2. While the water and the BBQ is heating; in a medium bowl combine the juice of two lemons, olive oil, white wine, 3 cloves of garlic, ½ Cup fresh parsley and shrimp. Allow the shrimp to marinate for at least 30 mins.
  3. Once the water comes to a boil; add the pasta, and stir to ensure that it doesn't stick (gluten-free pasta tends to stick majorly). Once you have the pasta started its time to put the shrimp on the grill.
  4. I butterflied the shrimp, so they would easily and evenly grill. You can purchase them ready to go at most grocery stores or fresh from your local sea monger. Grill the shrimp for about 8-10 min until they are no longer translucent. Remove from the grill and set aside.
  5. Now we need to finish up the pasta. Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink. While that drains using the pot we cooked the pasta in we will make our sauce (no sense in dirtying another pan). Place the butter and 3 remaining minced garlic cloves. Cook for a minuet or until fragrant. Add the remaining wedged lemon, lemon thyme and drained pasta. Toss the pasta until coated then add the shrimp.

 

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