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A few days ago we had another snow storm, so I got to stay home and watch all the food shows !! I didn't know Buddy from Cake Boss had a cooking show. What ??? How do I miss all these things? It must be a new show. On the episode I got to watch he made shrimp scampi. YUMMY. I love shrimp scampi and Buddy's Aunt made it look so good I had to make it. I scoured the Internet and found the recipe here. It was as good as it looked. It was garlicky, buttery and delicious. If his shrimp is that good, I wonder how good one of his cakes are !! Maybe I should find a recipe and make one ;)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp, 16-20 count
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 Tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
1/2 cup Buddy's Breadcrumbs (see recipe below)
1/4 cup grated pecorino (I used Parmesan)
Juice of 3 lemons
1 pound cooked linguine
1.Add the oil, butter and garlic to a large sauté pan and heat to medium. When oil is hot and the garlic fragrant, add the shrimp, and a couple pinches of salt and black pepper. After 2-3 minutes add oregano and parsley and sauté. Keep turning the shrimp so both sides cook evenly and the shrimp is pink and cooked through. When shrimp is done, a couple minutes longer, add the breadcrumbs and cheese, turn to coat well. Add the lemon juice, stirring all to combine well. Serve over mounds of cooked pasta
1 pound loaf rustic Italian bread such as Pugliese (I used regular bread)
1 cup finely grated pecorino cheese (I used Parmesan)
2 garlic cloves put through a garlic press
2 tablespoons dried Italian herbs
3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 tablespoon fine sea salt
1.The day before you plan to make breadcrumbs: Slice the bread into ½ inch slices. Place slices on cake racks to dry overnight.
2.In batches, crumble or tear bread slices into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Pulse the bread multiple times until the crumbs are about the size of a dime.
3.Add the cheese, garlic, herbs and salt and continue to pulse until the breadcrumbs become fine. Store what you are not using in the freezer or in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.