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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 - 4 tbsp butter
  • 15 medium-size raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bell peppers sliced into strips (use a color combination of reds, oranges, yellows, and greens)
  • 1 1/2 cups of half-n-half you can use heavy cream instead
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 12 oz box of Ronzoni spaghetti noodles Cooked
  • Old Bay Seasoning

Instructions

  • Have your pasta cooked and keep warm.
  • Heat butter and olive oil over medium- high heat in a medium skillet.
  • Season the shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning and place in skillet.
  • Add the garlic and cook the shrimp on both sides until pink.
  • Take care not to let the garlic burn. Remove shrimp and garlic to a small bowl or plate.
  • Add sliced peppers and onions seasoning with a bit of Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Saute the vegetables over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. You want the peppers to be tender-crisp, not mushy.
  • Next add the half-and-half and Parmesan cheese. Turn down heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken some as it cooks.
  • Add shrimp and garlic back to the skillet and continue to simmer for about 4-5 more minutes.
  • Taste sauce to see if you need to add more seasoning or salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • I just use the Old Bay seasoning and sometimes I will add more if needed.
  • At this point, add cooked pasta, stirring to coat pasta with sauce. The sauce just coats the mixture, it will not be "puddling" like a normal Alfredo or marinara sauce would be
  • Add a sprinkling of shredded Parm and serve.