Chef Jeff's Shrimp Scampi (serves 5-8)
2 lb shrimp (raw, peeled and de-veined) 1 Tbsp. dry thyme
1 shallot minced 1 Tbsp. dry basil
3 Tbsp garlic minced 1 Tbsp. dry oregano
1/2 c. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. lemon zest minced
1 c. white wine (chardonnay or preferred) 2 tsp. salt
2 c. chicken broth 1 tsp. pepper
2 sticks butter cubed 2 Tbsp. oil
1- Prepare the shrimp and season with a little salt and pepper and arrange in oven safe single serve baking dishes or family style casserole dish.
2 - In a large saute pan over medium heat, add oil, shallot and garlic and saute until the shallot is soft (approx 3-5 min).
3 - Add the salt, pepper, zest and dry herbs and cook another minute or two.
4 - Add the white wine to deglaze the pan and cook until reduced by half. (5 min)
5 - Add the lemon juice and chicken broth and again reduce by half. (5-10 min)
6 - Remove from heat and stir in butter until it is completely melted and incorporated.(don't boil)
7 - Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp.
8 - Put the shrimp in the oven under the broiler for 5 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately