I know not everyone is a seafood-slash-shrimp lover but if I could eat one protein for the rest of my life, it would probably be shrimp. I loooove it.
But because it isn’t the cheapest thing to buy at the store, I’m very, very choosy with the way I eat my shrimp. I want to know it’s going to be a home run kind of meal.
And this is. Yep. A deliciously tasty shrimp dish that comes together in 20-minutes.
The succulent shrimp are bathed in a garlic, lightly buttery sauce with a lovely zing of fresh lemon.
The only downside is that my kids love shrimp just as much as I do which means I have to share (or make double).
This meal ranks up there as one of our favorites because:
1) Like I mentioned, it’s so stinking fast to make. I don’t know about you but a 20-minute meal is akin to angels singing from the heavens.
2) It’s fun to serve it on a big platter in the center of the table so everyone can scoop and dip to their heart’s content. Communal platters bring our family closer together (except when family members who shall remain nameless start throwing elbows to get to the last shrimpy).
3) Speaking of dipping, I usually serve this shrimp scampi with some type of crusty bread perfect for dunking in the luscious broth. It is divine beyond words and is probably the real reason the kids love it so much.
Served with a steamed vegetable, like broccoli or asparagus, and always some fresh, seasonal fruit and a green salad and you have one of my favorite meals of all time (you could definitely toss it with some pasta, too).
Simple and just so completely delicious.