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    I'm looking for a recipe for SHRIMP SCAMPI. Anyone?

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    I picked up five lb of fresh shrimp yesterday down at the beach and I want to make shrimp scampi tonight. Does anyone have a good recipe, and suggestions for side dishes, etc? I'm newly primal and I'm at a loss for how to make this dish without a side of pasta, rice, bread, etc. I'm ok with dairy. THANKS!
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    I haven't tried this one, but it looks pretty tasty:
    http://cfscceat.blogspot.com/2010/02...ian-style.html

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    Use sauteed zucchini strips instead of pasta. I think there was a post about zucchetti recently...
    I follow a similar recipe to that using half butter and half olive oil, Parmesan instead of tomatoes and onion instead of shallot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowa41 View Post
    I haven't tried this one, but it looks pretty tasty:
    http://cfscceat.blogspot.com/2010/02...ian-style.html
    You're right. That looks like a good recipe, but there's no tomatoes in scampi. I was going to type my own recipe but that one is good if your replace the tomatoes with 1/3 a stick of butter. Can't complain about that, can you!?

    These instructions offer good tips. That recipe is very authentic with an unfortunate low fat twist. Just add more butter and a 1/3rd cup olive oil and you are on the Amalfi coast.

    The vermouth is just super dry, which is smart, but the driest of white wines is preferred. A cheap chablis maybe. So this almost authentic take is going low fat and no alcohol. That's rubbish, but the rest is spot on and the instructions are good. That's very Italian.

    Tyler Florence is close, but he forgot the butter too!

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    Kelp noodles would also be a good alternative if you need some type of "pasta" to serve it over.

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    Wow. These are great suggestions. Thanks everyone. I was wondering about the tomatoes. Butter sounds way better to me!

    Kelp noodles? Never seen those. Health food store? Do they taste like seaweed? My dh will never go for that!
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    I missed it. Tyler Florence has the butter in his recipe. That's the recipe to go with, imo. I should know better than to doubt that guy. Some of the tips on the other one are helpful for getting the sauce right. I've had good luck slicing cabbage very thin and steaming it to a tender pasta like consistency. But I am definitely going with the zucchini next time.

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    I just make the shrimp and forget the pasta part! Roasted asparagus would be amazing along side a good scampi. I usually do a boat load of butter, black pepper, pinch of salt, and A LOT of fresh garlic pressed over the shrimp. A few other italian spices (I like thyme/oregano/parsley), under the broiler for a few minutes, and done!
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    I have served saucey foods that would normally go over pasta over a bed of raw baby spinach leaves. You can tear or chop them slightly, but the heat of the sauce cooks some of the spinach down.

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    Not a scampi recipe, but I just made some fresh royal red shrimp and scallops last night. It tasted awesome.

    Here's the recipe:
    1 lb Royal Red Shrimp
    1/2 Lb scallops
    1 bunch of Asparagus
    7 Slices of uncured bacon
    Cayenne Pepper

    Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet to your liking.
    Remove bacon and save for snacking.
    Add Asparagus to pan in bacon fat cooking over medium heat.
    Cook till slightly tender
    Remove Asparagus
    Add shrimp and scallops
    Sprinkle Cayenne pepper over entire pan for a thin coating
    Cook a couple minutes each side

    Serve shrimp and scallops on a bed of Asparagus.

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