Monday 3 June 2013

Garlic Scampi's

Born and brought up in Kerala it is not a surprise that I love seafood, as we were lucky to get so much fresh product.
When I was living at home we mostly had some kind of a fish dish in a daily base.
And ofcourse most of the dishes were spicy.
So it was a real shock when I came here to Belgium and then saw people having bland fish dishes.
Ofcourse for me it looked bland but for them it was a delicious dish. I coudn't imagine how every one here could eat fish just steamed and with some kind of a creamy sauce or some light sauce with a squeeze of lime etc... so the first time I ate this scampi dish I liked it but I did miss the spicyness which we had back at home. But then later one I started enjoying dishes like this.
And I do have to admit this Scampi dish is one of my favourite dish.
If it is not for my Cholesterol I would have this dish once a week as I just love it.
And the plus point it is so easy to make.

Ofcourse if you make this dish make sure you have plenty of bread to soak up all that delicious olive oil etc....
 Scampi's In Garlic. (For one person)

10 scampi's ( if you like you can remove the skin but I sometimes don't as this gives a good flavour to the whole dish, but do make sure you remove the vain)
4 to 5 tablespoon of olive oil ( if you like mre you can add, i do that sometimes as I love to use my bread to soak up all the goddiness when i eat the dish)
1 tablespoon of butter
2 to 3 onions chopped
3 garlic cloves finley chopped
1/4 tsp of chilli flakes ( optional)
2 to 3 tablspoon parsley chopped
Pepper and Salt to taste
Lemon / Lime to serve ( I squeeze a bit of lime juice on the dish before i eat it)

Heat a pan , add the olive oil and butter, add the onions and fry for few minutes, then add the garlci and chilli flakes fry futher for few mote minutes till the onions are soft and very lightly borwn.
Add the scampi's and fry for just 4 minutes. Don't over cook the scampis as then they will turn rubbery and chewy.
Add pepper and salt for taste, add the chopped parsley stir every thing and serve with loads of bread so you can mop up all the delicious oil butter mixture together with the scampi's.



My Kitchen Antics said...

looks so good finla... i think im def making this one of these days.. esp the part about mopping it up with bread is making me wanna do it soon

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

You're right - this is a mopping dish, to be had with lots of bread - simple but such a favorite :-)

indosungod said...

Looks so very good but I would not have been able to resist the temptation to add some red chilli powder in there somehow :)

Angie's Recipes said...

wow A protein loaded dinner is a perfect dinner for me. The scampis look so delicious.

Srivalli said...

Pictures are very well shot Finla...I don't make prawns but can always ask my mom to make for the family!

sra said...

Your post had me looking up the difference between scampi and prawn - sounds like something I would love. Haven't you got something like this already on the blog?

Sweet'n'Savoury said...

This looks absolutely scrumptious!

Finla said...

Sra yes i have something similar and i think you know what i have here than me :-)

Cakelaw said...

Who doesn't love garlic prawns - these look great Finla.

Priya Suresh said...

Breath taking pictures, cant resist to those garlic scampis.

Jaya M said...

For me little more spice for every fish recipes, but I am not averse of these lightly spiced seafood recipes..I think butter+lemon has that very basic taste to add on to the seafood recipes. Finla, to me this is a light healthy meal without all much frying and spices that goes in to making Indian fish curries otherwise..cut back the butter or olive oil and I think this works out pretty well to be categorized as the snap..hugs and smiles