Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Outside & Scampi

This afternoon was absolutely fantastic!! It was so nice out that Mikayla and I took Rocket and Pocket for a walk, then invited to neighbor girls over... Carol (Mikay's friend from school) and Ellie (a new girl from next door).  They came over and played with all of our outside toys for about 2 hours! It was so nice to finally enjoy our backyard.  I took full advantage, bringing out the laptop and sitting in my new plastic Adirondack chair.

Rocket and Pocket also enjoyed the afternoon outside. When it was time for dinner I decided to make something with Shrimp.  Here in the Vottis household, we all love shrimp! I have been craving shrimp scampi for a while, but its so terrible for you that I couldn't force myself to make it... except tonight.

I started out by putting up a pot of water to boil.  Then I took one stick of butter (yeah, yeah, that's what I said) and put it in a saucepan, along with white cooking wine, olive oil, garlic, spicy mustard, parsley and lemon.
I melted it down and cooked it for a bit, while I chopped up some veggies and sausage to roast in the oven.

I also peeled and butterflied some shrimp and placed them in a glass pan, and sprinkled the shrimp with parsley, garlic salt, and basil.

Then I poured half of the butter mixture on the shrimp and popped them in the oven for 12 mins.

In the leftover butter mix I chopped up one tomato and added it, and just let it sit.

When everything was done - noodles, shrimp, veggies and butter mix, I drained the noodles and mixed the rest of the stuff together in a big pot.

Poured it over noodles and enjoyed our wonderful meal outside

Shrimp Scampi (& Etc) Bake
1/2 cup Butter
1/3 cup White Cooking Wine
1-2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp Garlic
1 tbsp Spicy Mustard
1 tbsp Parsley
1 Lemon, juiced
1 Zucchini
1 chicken sausage
1 onion, quartered
1 tomato, chopped
Parsley, Garlic Salt, Basil, to taste

Boil the pasta water.  In another pan, melt the butter, wine, olive oil garlic, mustard, parsley and lemon.  In a glass pan place in zucchini, sausage and onion, and drizzle on some olive oil.  Roast in preheated oven on 450 for 15 mins.  In another glass pan place butterflied shrimp and sprinkle on spices.  Place in oven for 12 mins. Drain pasta, and then mix all of the other sauces/veggies together. Let your husband tell you how amazing you are, and enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Shrimp Scampi is an all time favorite here and your recipe looks delicious! Precious photo of the little girl. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!