Shrimp Scampi

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Author: Cook’s Illustrated

Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons, il Fustino EVOO
2 pounds, large shrimp – peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons, unsalted butter
4 cloves, garlic – minced
2 tablespoons, fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon, dry vermouth
2 tablespoons, fresh parsley leaves – minced
pinch, cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

METHOD

  1. Heat 12-inch skillet over high heat until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat bottom of pan. Add 1 pound shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until just opaque, about 1 minute; transfer to medium bowl. Return pan to heat and repeat process with remaining oil and shrimp.
  2. Return empty skillet to medium-low heat; melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Off heat, add lemon juice and vermouth. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter; add parsley and cayenne, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Return shrimp and accumulated juices to skillet. Toss to combine; serve immediately.
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