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Italian-American Scampi and White Wine

The scampi dishes on the menus of most Italian restaurants in the United States are far more elaborate than the above-mentioned Mediterranean recipe. Shrimp scampi in the U.S. is a delicious pasta dish that can be prepared based on many variations. White cooking wine or vinegar are typical ingredients, but they are not mandatory.

A common scampi recipe starts with melting butter in a pan, following up with garlic and then the uncooked shrimp along with spices and seasonings. Usually, the white wine is heated along with the saute, but this is not written in stone. Some recipes replace the wine with lemon juice and bits of tarragon so that the fruity flavor is not lost, other recipes suggest chicken stock or broth as a substitute.
Although it may seem odd to mix poultry seasoning with seafood, cooks must consider the fact that most commercially available chicken stock or base does not contain too much chicken, to begin with. The flavor comes mostly comes from vegetables and spices; so, in a way, using chicken stock instead of white wine in a shrimp scampi recipe is actually a closer approximation to the original recipe.

A mixture of olive oil, oregano, parsley, tarragon, and chicken stock would actually make a more savory base for the saute. A splash of vinegar may also add some zest, but cooks should keep in mind that too much oregano, parsley or vinegar could end up overpowering the recipe. Serving the scampi over angel hair pasta and letting it sit for a couple of minutes before eating is one of the best ways of enjoying this dish.


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