Shrimp Scampi

Course : Italian
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

3/4 cup olive oil -- extra virgin
1/2 stick butter unsalted
8 medium garlic cloves -- finely chopped
2 medium shallot -- finely chopped
36 medium shrimp -- about 3/4 pound, shelled and deveined
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup basil -- fresh, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper -- ground
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon oregano -- ground
1/4 teaspoon red cayenne pepper -- ground
4 tablespoons brandy -- optional
 

Preparation / Directions:

Season the flour with the salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Dredge shrimp in flour. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and the butter over moderate-to-high heat. Add the garlic, and shallot; sauté‚for about 30 seconds. Add the shrimp and sauté‚for 2 to 3 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through. Add basil and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately over spaghetti or linguini.


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