Shrimp scampi is a popular shrimp dish of Italian origin. It is so simple to cook and the results are always gratifying (both in taste and aesthetics). The simple ingredients (butter, lemon, white wine, garlic and parsley) harmonize very well with the shrimps. The sauce is really good to the last drop – soak it up with some bread or pasta (it makes a great shrimp scampi linguine by the way). This is definitely a practical recipe which is great for both everyday or special occasions :)
P.S. I know we call it “prawn” not “shrimp” locally, but to me, it just seems strange to call it “prawn scampi” since the original name is kind of immortalized.
I like to use the locally available “red leg prawns” for this dish (toggle through the gallery above to see them). They are bigger and meatier, and retain a good size after cooking, giving this dish a luxurious feel.