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Barbecued Shrimp Scampi

Submitted by: Kristina_Vanni

Barbecued Shrimp Scampi
2012-04-17 Other
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Chef Jeff says, "Every restaurant I've worked in has had some kind of scampi dish on the menu. I wanted to re-create this classic European favorite by finishing it off with barbecue sauce."

Ingredients:

6-8 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
12 Jumbo Shrimp, peeled, deveined and washed
⅓ cup Finely Chopped Yellow Onion
2 Tbsp Finely Minced Garlic
¼ cup White Wine
Grated Zest & Juice of 1 Lemon
⅓ cup Diced & Seeded Tomatoes
2 Tbsp Finely Chopped Flat-leaf Parsley
Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground White Pepper, to taste
¼ cup Barbecue Sauce

Directions:

1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp, onion, and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. The shrimp will begin to plump up a bit.

2. Add the wine, lemon zest and juice, and 4 tablespoons more butter. Reduce the heat and gently sauté the shrimp until the sauce thickens. If this sauce is too thin, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more butter.

3. Add the tomatoes and parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Add the barbecue sauce and toss well. To serve, remove the shrimp from the pan with a fork, place on plates, and drizzle the sauce over the shrimp with a spoon.