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Olive Garden Sicilian Scampi

By Todd Wilbur


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Menu Description: "Large shrimp sauteed in extra-virgin olive oil with white wine, garlic and lemon."

Once you have the onion, garlic and parsley all chopped up, this clone of a top appetizer pick at the Garden takes only a few minutes to assemble. Cooks at Olive Garden speed up the process by using what they call "scampi butter"—chilled blocks of butter with all the spices, garlic, and onions already in it—so that each serving is prepared quickly and consistently without any tedious measuring. When the shrimp is done, each one is placed on the inside end of five toasted Italian bread slices (you can also use a French baguette) and a delicious sauce is poured over the top. I've included diced roma tomato here as an optional garnish, since one Olive Garden used it, but another location on the other side of town did not. As for the shrimp, use medium-size (they're called 31/40) that are already peeled, but with the tails left on. Butterfly the shrimp by slicing almost all the way through the middle. As the shrimp cooks, they will curl and spread open.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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Tara Su
Jul 17, 2005, 22:00

This is absolutely amazing. Not exact but VERY close.