This Shrimp Scampi with White Wine has a garlicky, buttery sauce, balanced by the bright freshness of wine, lemon juice and parsley. It’s fantastic mixed with pasta, over rice, or just with crusty bread for dipping in the sauce.
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Seafood and wine – is there a better combination? I think not. That’s why I created this garlicky, buttery shrimp scampi with white wine to celebrate Washington Wine Month. March is Washington Wine Month, and QFC is celebrating by offering 20% off SALE prices when you buy six bottles of Washington Wine.
I may be biased, but I think the Pacific Northwest makes some of the best wine in the world. I’m lucky to live in Washington, a state with so many vineyards dedicated to making fantastic wine. QFC has a huge selection of wine – I can always be sure to find my favorites there. The sale prices are already great, but I always stock up during WA Wine Month because of the additional 20% off. You can get some great deals on local wine during the entire month of March.
For this Shrimp Scampi, I chose a local chardonnay from Chateau Ste. Michelle, one of the oldest and most established wineries in Washington. The bright acidity from the wine cuts the rich, buttery sauce of the Shrimp Scampi and adds a complex flavor.
Not only that, but this wine pairs well with food, especially seafood. So you can serve the rest of it with the meal. I also love their Pinot Gris. It’s a fantastic wine at a great price. One of my other favorite Washington wines is Charles and Charles Rosé – probably the best rosé you can find under $10 (Stock up for summer!).
I know what my favorite Washington wines are, but I also like to try new varieties to expand my repertoire. If you aren’t sure where to start, QFC has a wine steward that can help you find the best wine to fit your tastes. Why not use Washington Wine Month to get some great deals on local wine and try a few new bottles – you might just find a new favorite!
Now, back to this Shrimp Scampi. This shrimp scampi is a flavor bomb, with a rich buttery sauce – garlic and shallots add pungent flavor and lemon, parsley and wine add bright acidity to cut the richness. I COULD NOT stop eating these shrimp, it was kind of a problem.
This shrimp scampi is fantastic mixed with pasta, over rice, or just with crusty bread for dipping in the sauce. And don’t forget to have a glass of wine on the side!
Shrimp Scampi with White Wine
Yield 4 servings
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 shallot, minced
3/4 cup white wine
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 lbs large shrimp, peeled
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Melt the butter with the olive oil in the pan.
- Add the shallots and cook until starting to soften, 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, until garlic is fragrant.
- Add the wine, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, about 4 -5 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and saute for 2-4 minutes, until pink and cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice.
- Serve over pasta, rice, or with crusty bread.
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