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Exotic cheesecake factory shrimp scampi

Today’s meal can be enjoyed as an appetizer, light meal OR for dinner. The timing doesn’t matter, what’s matter here are all those fragrant ingredients that combines to create a comforting dish.

Clear directions to follow, you don’t have any excuse to prevent yourself from testing out this recipe. Want to know more? Come on in!!

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 45min

Cooking time: about 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 -2 lb fresh shrimp, cleaned and deveined, and butterflied
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 6 -8 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • olive oil
  • 5 -7 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • parsley

FOR THE SHRIMP

  • milk
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • In a separate pot, bring water to boil. (for pasta later).
  • Combine the dry ingredients: flour, 2T cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Soak the shrimp in milk, Coat the shrimp with the dry ingredients
  • Over medium high heat, Pour enough olive oil in a large sauce pan to cover the bottom. Transfer the coated shrimp to the pan, let them fry in the olive oil, About 2 minutes per side until golden brown. The Flour that falls off the shrimp will add great flavor and consistency to the sauce. Add more oil as needed, between batches of shrimp. Dab the shrimp with a paper towel, cover and set aside on range top to keep warm.
  • Add the garlic to the oil, stir for a few minutes, turn the heat to medium low.
  • Now add the wine and bring it to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and cover, let the wine reduce, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the cream, and bring it back to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 more minutes. While it is simmering dice your shallot and tomato, and chiffonade your basil. Now add the Basil, diced tomato, shallots and remaining 2T Parmesan cheese. Stir for a moment then add the fried shrimp, and remove the pan from heat. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Add angel hair and cook to the boiling water
  • To plate, gather the boiled pasta and the sauce to your preference. garnish with a little parsley.

 Serve warm.

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