Shrimp Scampi

Prawn Scampi

Light, lemony, and garlicky, this classic prawn scampi pulls double duty as both an easy weeknight meal or dinner party-worthy centerpiece. Tender prawns are sauteed in a simple sauce of white wine, butter, and garlic, with red pepper flakes and cayenne for an extra kick. Serve alone, atop al dente pasta, or with crusty bread.

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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

Free Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, plus extra for serving
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • ½ lb (225g) large prawns, peeled, and deveined
  • 2 teaspoons parsley, chopped (optional)

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients except theprawns and parsley to the Anyday dish and mix to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp and stir until well coated. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes (stirring halfway through), or until shrimp is orange and cooked through. If needed, continue cooking in 30-second intervals.
  5. Stir the prawns to coat it in sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Enjoy this delicious recipe on its own, over pasta, or with a piece of crusty bread.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.