I have been craving shrimp scampi for about a week now and finally caved in and made it for dinner tonight. This is one of my specialties (well, mine and Tyler Florence's, since I stole the recipe from him) but I try not to make it too often because it's not what you might call health-conscious. But it's oh-so-delicious and just what I needed tonight! And I'm excited that I actually remembered to take a picture before I dug in so you could get a look at this buttery, garlicky goodness! I didn't have any parsley, so I had to leave that out. And I added some parmesan cheese on top after I took this picture just for some extra calories and fat! My main recommendation if you try this recipe is to have tons of French bread on hand for dipping. I generally go a little heavy handed on the butter, olive oil, wine and lemon juice so there's extra yummy sauce. Mmmmm!
I'm so stuffed right now and am very thankful for the elastic waistband on the shorts I'm wearing. I have a dessert craving that I decided to indulge in tonight as well, so stay tuned for a post on that when I feel up to eating again!