Hello folks and welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen. I’ve got a real treat for you. I’m serving up Mawmaw’s Shrimp Scampi Barcelona! Mawmaw Lucy was my late mother-in-law. She went to heaven several years back, but, she left a heritage of good cooking and her oldest daughter was kind enough to compile her recipes in a cookbook that is worth its weight in gold. Sit back and let me walk you through her Shrimp Scampi Barcelona. The name? I have no idea. Let’s just go with it.
Lucy’s Shrimp Scampi Barcelona
24 extra large shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined
2 cups vegetable oil
1 tablespoon paprika
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
juice of one lemon
salt and pepper
1 package of egg noodles
I’ve been marinating our shrimp the last eight hours. Mawmaw felt that was very important. I prepared the marinade by combining two cups of vegetable oil with one tablespoon of paprika, a clove of minced garlic, the juice of one lemon and a generous amount of salt and pepper. I put the marinade in a plastic bag with the shrimp and I turned it every couple hours in the fridge.
Now, we’re going to melt 3-4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in our skillet. We’ll drain our shrimp and add them to the skillet. Cook ’em 3-4 minutes and remove ’em with a slotted spoon. Meanwhile, we’ll cook our noodles in boiling water just until they’re beginning to get tender before draining them and adding them to our remaining butter sauce. We’ll let our noodles sauté a couple more minutes to absorb all of that flavor!
Now, for the best part. We’ll pile our noodles up in the center of each dinner plate and surround the pasta with six to eight shrimp, per person. Sprinkle lightly with chives or parsley and dig in! YUM! Make sure you have some good bread to sop up the juice.
That’s it! Y’all must try Mawmaw’s Shrimp Scampi Barcelona, folks. It’s good eating from the All Things Southern kitchen to yours!