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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast #sundaysupper

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Something about getting mail nowadays makes me happy. Like grinning from ear to ear happy. Unless it's a bill. I don't want those. You can keep those. 

But any other kind of mail like a card, letter or package showing up in the mail box or on the door step makes me feel like a little kid on Christmas. It's probably because we live in a world of e-mails, Facebook and twitter. "Snail Mail" seems to be a thing of the past. 

So what makes a regular package showing up at the house even better? When it's packed full of wine, of course. So when a box from Schlossadler International Wines showed up with three beautiful bottles of wine for me to taste test, I was pretty much over the moon.

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When it comes to drinking, I'm not really into drinking beer and there are only a few (like two) mixed drinks that I like the taste of. But hand over a few bottles of wine and I'm all in.

Every year my dad and I have a daddy/daughter date night and we attend an event called "Corks & Forks" in our city, that benefits our local science center. We get to sample a ton of wines and they always have different little appetizers to choose from. Although I must say that I'm normally not interested in the food at this event, as the wines are much better. So "taste-testing" wines is what I'd call a great time!!

Not only do I love test tasting them, I love cooking with wine! Deglazing a pan with wine and scraping all those yummy bits into a sauce. Yes please..... I love using wines when I cook!

I use wine when making Chicken with Mushrooms and BroccoliGrilled Chicken Penne al Fresco, and Dijon Chicken Spaghetti. As you can see, there tends to be a trend. haha Chicken, Chicken, Chicken. But for this post I wanted to do something a little different and decided to go with Shrimp. Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast to be exact. Buttery, garlic shrimp tossed with perfectly cooked fettuccine and chopped parsley.

It was a wonderful change from the heavy creamed sauce pasta dishes that I normally make.


Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast from BigBearsWife.com

And what's better with pasta than garlic toast? Nothing :) It's perfect for this! 

Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast from BigBearsWife.com

These wines were, oh so good. My favorite was the 2006  H.O. Becker, Kerner Auslese, Rheinhessen. It was absolutely delicious, somewhat fruity and somewhat sweet. The 2010  Kotuku Winery, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough was also very good, it was quite tangy and tart in my opinion. Which isn't a bad thing ;).
Now for the 2010  Ernst Holler, Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, I'm probably not the best person to ask about this one. I thought it was good for a red wine, I'm not a big red wine drinker so I'm not really sure if I know what's good and what isn't haha. But for a red wine it was mighty good. 

Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast from BigBearsWife.com

P.S Isn't my custom wine glass from Kudos Kitchen by Renee the best thing ever!!!


Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast
Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi
  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  •  lemon juice from 1 lemon 
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
Directions for Shrimp Scampi


Fill a large stockpot with water and bring to a boil. Add a a few tablespoons of salt to the boiling water. Add in the fettuccine and cook for about 12 minutes. 

While the pasta is cooking, heat two tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet and let it melt. 

Once the butter is melted add in the minced garlic. Stir the garlic and let the garlic cook for 2 minutes.

Sprinkle the shrimp with salt and pepper. Add them to the skillet. Cook the shrimp until they begin to curl up and have turned pink, this will take between 2-3 minutes. 

Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside. *place the shrimp in a bowl with a clean dish towel draped over it to keep them warm*

Add the wine and lemon juice to the skillet. Bring to a boil. 

Once it comes to a boil, add 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil.

When the butter has melted, add the shrimp back into the pan. Add in the chopped parsley and cooked pasta. 

Stir well and season with salt and pepper. 

Details
Yield: 6-8 servings
Ingredients for Homemade Garlic Toast
  • 8 slices of sourdough bread (or your favorite kind)
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • dash of salt and pepper
Directions for Homemade Garlic Toast

Stir butter, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt and pepper together. 

Spread onto toast. Broil on low for just a few seconds until toasted. Watch carefully! It will burn quickly! 

Details
Yield: 8 servings

Shrimp Scampi with Homemade Garlic Toast from BigBearsWife.com

Join us this week Around the Family Table for #SundaySupper!  That fun starts at 3pm EST with these fabulous recipes being showcased and ends with our #SundaySupper live chat at 7pm EST. 

This week for #SundaySupper we're gathering around the table with Schlossadler International Wines!
We're featuring some great wine from the  The Wine Club by Schlossadler Wines

Our awesome #SundaySupper group has developed some fantastic recipes using the Schlossadler International Wines! Check them out below.
  • Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw by ENOFYLZ
  • Wine & Dine with Schlossadler International Wine Club by Wine Everyday
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**I was supplied 3 bottles of wine from Schlossadler International Wines but all opinions are my own**
**My personal wine glass from Kudos Kitchen by Renee**

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