My life is crazy. OK like most of you my life is crazy. CA-RAY-ZY. Not a bad crazy but just crazy. I have 3 children 5, 2 and 7 weeks. The holidays are here, the kids are out of school and i’m on maternity leave making my life even more crazy hectic. This last week I noticed that we were tending to eat the same things over and over again. Easy. Only takes 10 minutes easy. I mean what happen to those fun nights that Jared and I would stay home and cook something fun and creative together? OH yeah life happen.
So I decided to make life un-happen for one night and spend some fun, quality time in the kitchen and cook something I knew my husband and kids would love. Something that my allergy crazy child would still be able to eat and we could all sit down and eat something different for a change. Ok I had to make a different batch for Luke but still in the same vicinity.
Now i’m not going to lie. This meal did take some prep time. I mean pealing shrimp is not the fastest thing in the world. Delicious, creative and everyone loved it. SO worth my time in the kitchen. I hope you take some time and give it a try. It really was amazing.
Ingredients you will need:
- 2 pints of half-and-half cream (not thick cream)
- 1 lb of shrimp, I used jumbo. They need to be peeled, I took the tails off, but they can be left on.
- 2 cups of flour
- Vegetable Oil
- 1 egg yolk
- 1.5 cups of butter, I used butter sticks.
- 1 Lemon
- 4 Garlic cloves, minced (fresh)
- 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, minced
- pasta of your choice. I used Angle Hair pasta
Step by Step Directions:
- Soak the shrimp in half and half for 30/45 minutes, leave .5 cup out to the side.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bring water to boil for pasta
- While soaking shrimp
- Mix egg yolk, lemon juice and half of the butter in pan on low until butter is melted then take off burner and sit to the side.
- Chop garlic, parsley, and chives while waiting for shrimp to soak.
- Heat up vegetable oil.
- Drain shrimp
- Dust LIGHTLY in flour.
- Add pasta to water.
- Saute shrimp for 5 minutes on one side only. DO NOT TURN SHRIMP!
- Do in batches, do not let shrimp get overcrowded.
- Place shrimp on baking pan. Make sure the sauted side is down, place in oven.
- Once placed in oven, turn oven to BROIL and leave for 5 minutes.
- While in the oven, add the rest of butter, your chives, garlic and parsley to your sauce.
- Heat and stir until sauce thickens and butter melts.
- If not thick enough add some half and half to thicken up a little more.
- Poor sauce over pasta and serve while hot.
- Eat and enjoy 🙂
Samantha Angell says
Those shrimp look absolutely amazing! I've never tried to bread shrimp before because I'm always worried that it won't turn out. I think your tip of not turning the shrimp in the pan and then throwing them in the oven to broil would be a great way to make sure they turn out! Thanks for sharing.
Amy@Will Run For Ice Cream says
I wish I liked shrimp! It always looks so good to me. I keep trying it hoping to like it one day 🙂 But my husband loves it, and this definitely looks like a great recipe to try. I love pasta so I could easily improvise the shrimp part of me.
Michelle Hwee says
Yumm!! I really love shrimp, fried and grilled have got to by favorites though! 🙂 I really love your recipe, looks easy and delish too! I love your photos, they really help me capture the physical aspect of the dish. I would love to make this for a family meal, looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe! 🙂
Sara-Jayne Jones says
I am so picky about shrimp, I only ever trust my husband to prepare and cook them so I'll be passing this onto him! I love that I don't need a deep fat fryer to make these too. The look so crunchy and tasty, and I never thought of putting them in the oven!
Yona Williams says
I am just salivating over here at the picture of your Crispy Scampi. I love shrimp dishes like this, and don't get a chance to really eat it unless I go to Red Lobster. I very rarely cook shrimp at home. I have this fear of making seafood dishes myself. I always think that I am going to get sick if I make it. But, since these are fried and put in the oven…I think I can get over my fear with this recipe. I am Pinning this for later.
Now I'm not a fan of shrimp or fish but I'd love the crispy coating on these. I know my fiance would love these for dinner, I may just have to surprise him with these one night and believe me, he really would be surprised because I never make anything out of the ordinary for him. Thanks for sharing these.
Natalie H says
I totally pinned this to try with the kids, they're always up for trying new things. But since I mostly just buy chicken, because they love chicken, I make chicken everything.. well normally, it's just some type of chicken, rice or mac n cheese and some sort of veggies.. because life is simple and dinner should be too, lol. Also they like the same thing over and over again. However, they love shrimp, so I want to try this one.