Shrimp Scampi Three Ways
If you've only ordered shrimp scampi in restaurants, prepare to be shell-shocked—it's actually quite easy to make at home. This recipe, which includes a quick stock to intensify the sauce, guarantees jumbo flavor in no time at all. Master the main one, then get creative with the two variations below. Whichever one you choose, it'll be perfect for serving over polenta, linguine, or toasted Italian bread.
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CAPER AND TOMATO
Add 2 teaspoons drained capers, 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, and an additional 1 tablespoon olive oil when sautéing the garlic in step 2; cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes, then proceed with recipe.
MUSTARD AND THYME
In step 2, replace the red-pepper flakes with 2 teaspoons country-style Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, and the wine with dry vermouth. Omit the parsley.