Homemade Ricotta Ravioli Scampi with Grilled Lemon, Asparagus, Arugula & Toasted Garlic

Homemade Ricotta Ravioli ScampiI recently started making my own ricotta cheese and I just can’t get over how easy it is and how much I love it! So for today’s dish I combined two of my favorite Italian dishes together – ravioli and scampi. Grill a lemon and add a little veggie and you have a wonderful meal. My Hubby enjoyed every delicious bite… Continue reading

Zucchini Spaghetti Shrimp Scampi

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The zucchini are here!!! All our plants are blooming beautifully and we love to eat them…like everyone I suspect. We love to make and serve them like spaghetti. What a brilliant little device we use! In any case, I decided to make them with my shrimp scampi sauce. So good I’m not sure my hubby will want his zucchini any other way…light to the tummy and pleasing to the palate! Continue reading

Classic Shrimp Scampi made with Shrimp Stock

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For those of you who love to eat shrimp scampi, but can never seem to replicate that perfect restaurant taste, this is the recipe for you. Years ago when I was making this with a chef friend of mine, I had forgotten an important ingredient… the clam juice from his ‘restaurant’ ingredients list. I didn’t know what to do, but not to worry, as we cleaned the shrimp shells off the shrimp, a light bulb went on and we quickly replicated what I had missed. To both our surprise, a star was born! The shrimp shells became the perfect substitute and the perfect broth… and what a difference it’s made to my Scampi. Some of the best dishes are born out of the excellent mistakes we make…What a flavor punch! It added depth and lightness to the dish at the same time!    Continue reading