Scampi Drenched in Garlic Butter

posted by Ann 05-24-98 4:43 PM

Scampi Drenched in Garlic-Butter

Garlic-Butter Sauce:
3/4 cup Butter
1 T. Garlic, finely minced
1 cup Clam juice
1/4 cup Flour
1 T. Parsley, minced
1/3 cup White wine
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 t. Basil, dry
1/4 t. Nutmeg
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup light cream

2 T. Butter
1/3 cup Olive oil
1 T. Garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T. Parsley, chopped
1/2 t. Red pepper, crushed
1 T. Basil, fresh
1/4 cup White wine
Salt and pepper
3 lb. Shrimp, (8-15/lb.) de-veined

Sauce: Melt butter with garlic in saucepan over medium heat; do not let the garlic brown. In a separate bowl, mix clam juice, flour and parsley, mixing until smooth.

Pour flour mixture into garlic butter, stir until smooth and well blended. Stir in wine, lemon juice, herbs & pices, stirring constantly. Gradually add half-and-half, stir until thick. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes.

Scampi: Melt butter, add oil. Combine remaining ingredients keeping scampi aside until the last minute. Add scampi and sauté until firmand slightly pink. Do not overcook. Pour butter over scampi.

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