Monday, April 29, 2013

National Shrimp Scampi Day

In keeping with the nautical spirit of this post a picture rom the archives.  Its a very old picture of Tubby and Ping, about 6 years ago when they were young and spry and their coats untinged with grey, sigh....

Did you know today is National Shrimp Scampi Day?  Neither did I until I discovered the awesome: The Nibble website with its list of food hollidays.  When I was little I used to think Shrimp Scampi was the most sophisticated dish.  These days I am not as crazy about it.   I still thought it would be fun to make it this weekend and I found a  recipe in The Mafia Cookbook which I got years ago at a library book sale and never made a recipe from.  It was pretty tasty, its also super fattening.  As the author of the books says Mafiosas are not super concerned with weight or cholesterol.  For the rest of the world Id say once a year for this dish is enough.

Shrimp Scampi from the Mafia Cookbook  

2 1lbs shelled large shrimp
2 sticks butter
2 cups sour cream
1 minced shallot
3 tbsp minced garlic
3 tbsp minced chives
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1 1lb spaghetti

 Melter the butter and add the shallot and garlic and cook over low heat for five minutes.  Whisk in the sour cream, pepper, and seasoned salt.  Cook over low heat for 30-45 minutes until thickened.  Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to boil to cook the pasta in.  When the sauce is almost finished cooking preheat the broiler and put the shrimp on a foiled lined baking sheet.  Broil for 3-4 minutes, watch closely to prevent over cooking.    Toss the sauce, pasta and shrimp together and serve.


  1. YUM! I didn't know shrimp scampi had its own day. I would day the mafia guys aren't concerned with their weight either! BOL! Have a great Monday.

  2. DH loves the shrimp. I'm not a big fish/seafood fan. He'd love this.

  3. Now that is a good excuse to celebrate and eat shrimp pasta. Yummy. We have to try that. LOL the mafia cookbook. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. I honestly couldn't get through the rest of the post after seeing Ping in that get-up! Dying of cuteness over here!

  5. What an excellent recipe that we will have to try! Thanks for sharing!

  6. You would be crazy NOT to eat something from the mafia cook book - eek!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  7. Yum we are seafood fans at our house. Love Ping and Tubby in their nautical outfits

  8. That done it now..I love shrimp, we call the big ones prawns in the UK ..Happy Monday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Wowie! I'm gonna have to come over to your house for some of that delicious looking shrimp stuff!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  10. Hmmm, Daddy-dog likes shrimp scampi but Ma is allergic to shrimps. Go figure. It looks delicious though.
    *high paws*

  11. Oh, and now we want shrimp for dinner!

  12. Ok that was about the most priceless photo ever!I have to tell you I keep scrolling up to take one more peek! Too cute! Yumm...I think you need to invite us over!!!