Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scampi Supper with Friends!

Scampi Supper With Friends!

Totally forgot about taking these photos...this dinner party with friends was the night before my sweet husband's heart attack.   Since then he is recovered, but Covid 19 has kept us from entertaining people in our home.  That is one of the things I miss during this quarantine time...but hopefully those days will come again.
This scampi dish is so simple ( find the entire recipe at the end of the post) and perfect for company because you can make it ahead of time and pop it in the oven when you are ready.

I make this in a 13x9 pan...and I love my Temptations cookware that I purchased at the QVC outlet.  I like this pan because it comes with a lid and a trivet to place it on when you take the pan out of the oven.  Just place the shrimp ( peeled and deveined) in the bottom of a pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

The original recipe I found on All Recipes did not call for cherry tomatoes, but I love it in this dish.  Just put any amount you would like - I put them in whole, but you could slice them if you wish.

In a saucepan mix together butter ( I use Smart Balance for cooking), mustard, lemon juice, garlic ( I use the jarred garlic), and parsley.
Heat in pan until melted and pour over shrimp and tomatoes...
Another ingredient that was not in the original recipe but I love is to sprinkle panko breadcrumbs over the entire mixture.
Pop in a 450 degree oven and bake for 15-18 minutes until the shrimp are pink and opaque.  So...I forgot to take a photo of the finished dish...and I also serve this over whole wheat spaghetti or linguine...with a salad and whole wheat bread.  
I did remember to take photos of the table setting - 
While I usually use cloth napkins, I found these napkins years ago in a kitchen store and thought they would be perfect for this meal.
My centerpiece was a cute, early Spring arrangement I found while shopping with my friends in nearby Lititz, PA.

It was a simple setting with my plain white dishes, monogrammed water glasses that were a wedding gift, and wine glasses I found at a thrift sale.
It was a great dinner and a lovely evening !  Here is the complete recipe:
Shrimp Scamp Bake
2/3 cup of butter ( I use Smart Balance )
1 heaping tablespoon of Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
2 teaspoons of chopped parsley...fresh if you have it
1 1/4 pounds of medium raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined.
Tomatoes and Panko bread crumbs, optional

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2.  In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine butter, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley.  When butter has melted, remove from heat.
3.  Arrange shrimp in a shallow baking dish.  Top with tomatoes if desired.  Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp. Top with Panko crumbs if desired.
4.  Bake in pre-heated oven for 15-18 minutes until shrimp are pink and opaque.   
Serve over pasta and enjoy !

Thanks so much for stopping by Our New Vista!  Please leave a comment below and let me know if you have any easy but special recipes for company.  Stay safe, be healthy - and thanks for checking in!


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