My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our four year anniversary. We’re not a big anniversary couple, considering we both almost forget every year, but this year we wanted to do something special.
Since we’re both food obsessed, we thought it would be fun to celebrate by making a nice dinner, more specifically, a seafood dinner.
I don’t cook seafood often, so I turned to a Melissa d’Arabian recipe for some help. I chose to make pasta pescatore, which was surprisingly simple and delicious.
Melissa d’Arabian’s Pasta Pescatore
I made a few modifications. In the original recipe, the seafood consists of flounder and shrimp. This is a great seafood combination to use to keep the price down. Since it was our anniversary, we decided to use mussels, shrimp and scallops. Mussels are surprisingly cheap, but scallops can get a little pricey. If you’re cooking on a budget, feel free to use whatever is on sale.
Shrimp Scampi and Linguine: White wine, butter, garlic, scallions, Cayenne
Happy National Shrimp Scampi Day! Next to National Blueberry Popover Day, today is my favorite national food day of the entire year.
Why you ask? Because nothing beats shrimp scampi. I could turn away from a well made white wine sauce, but the second you mix in shrimpy goodness, I’m hooked.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, I wanted to share my favorite shrimp scampi recipe with you. Try it out and maybe National Shrimp Scampi Day will become one of your favorite days too!
Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Ingredients: (Serves 2-4)
- 1 box of linguine
- 1 pound of shrimp
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 scallions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup of white wine
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper to taste