Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shrimp Scampi

I am NOT off to a very good start.  I thought this was going to be the most amazing dish, and while it did taste good, I messed up.  It doesn't look too appetizing because of my mistake. 

I chose Shrimp Scampi because we love shrimp.  My husband used to hate shrimp until he married into my family.  Now he loves it. 

Anyway, here is the recipe.  It is from the Taste of Home cookbook (I got it for Christmas from my little sister).  I only used 1/2 of what the recipe calls for though because I only needed to feed 3.

Here it is cooking.  This is where I made my mistake.  (duh)  I think what I did wrong was I let the butter melt in the pot like I was supposed to, but then let it get too hot.  That made it so that the whole thing turned dark.  It was just overcooked.  So my advice to you if you are still going to chance it and try it, is; Don't overcook it.

I am going to try it again sometime because like I said, it tasted good.  I think it could taste AND look GREAT if I would have cooked it right.  I guess this is what it's all about though.  You gotta learn from your cooking mistakes. (or you could just learn from mine.)

My rating: 1-5 stars (5 being good)

The recipe........4 stars. (only because it still tasted good)
My cooking skills.... -1 stars.
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Charli Johnston said...

Butter is an easy thing to overcook. I did that the other day, in fact... It still looks delicious.

ChRiS said...

i never made anything from Taste of Homes that wasn't good...and yes you basicaly burnt your butter.....just melt on low heat or melt in micro then heat in pan i do that alot.....looks very tasty