We’ve been having so much fun with different WECO spins on the old classics and so we said, “why not Scampi?” And, based on how quickly this sold out, y’a’ll said “exactly!” Spoiler alert — shrimp scampi isn’t an Italian dish… meaning it didn’t actually originate in Italy. No-sir-ee. Some particularly brilliant Italian immigrants merged flavors from home with some new flavors from their new home here in the US and Boom! You’ve got your dinner. Well, there may have been a couple hundred years in there, but who’s counting? Anyway, the shrimp is marinated in lemon and garlic and paired with delectable white wine + butter sauce with blistered cherry tomatoes and torn herbs. You’ll plate it all up over hand-cut fettuccine, and sprinkle it with shaved parmesan. Add your roasted broccoli for good measure and it’s one heavenly Monday. Let’s go!
What’s in your bag:
- Shrimp and lemon butter sauce
- Hand-cut fettuccine
- Shaved parm
- Roasted broccoli
What you’ll need from home:
- Large pot
- Large saucepan
- Colander or other draining device
- Salt and a pepper mill
- Tin foil lined pan
Total prep time: 12-15 minutes
The Shrimp + Sauce + Pasta
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cover it to help speed up the process.
- Grab a large saucepan and pour in the shrimp + sauce. Set the heat to medium. Get it hot, but don’t let it boil. Once it’s hot, turn it off. The shrimp are delicate (and delicious).
- Once the water is boiling and your shrimp is heating, it’s time to drop in the fettuccine! Give it a really good stir to avoid clumping. Also, make sure the heat is on high to bring it back to a boil quickly. Boiling water is always your friend. Set a timer for 5 minutes.
- When the timer goes off, test your pasta – is it just the way you like it? If not, give it another minute or two.
- When done, reserve a cup of pasta water and drain the pasta.
- Add the fettuccine to the saucepan with the shrimp + sauce. Give it a quick heat up at medium heat – 2 minutes or so. Keep stirring everything.
- If it seems a tad thick, add a few splashes of reserved pasta water to the pan to thin out the sauce a bit.
- Season with fresh cracked black pepper and salt to taste.
- In the oven (recommended): Preheat your oven to 350F. Pop the broccoli in on a foil lined pan for 4-5 minutes.
- In the microwave: Set in there for about a minute until hot.
Plate up your shrimp scampi, sprinkle the parm, broccoli on the side, and go! 🙂
That’s it! Dinner solved, dinner served. #weareWECO