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Shrimp Scampi On Polenta

Shrimp Scampi On Polenta

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  • 3 cups boiling water
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1lb fresh raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail-on (31/50 size)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 cup Dry Vermouth
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon, fresh juice
  • 1/2 cup cooked red bell pepper, diced small (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooked crispy bacon, diced small (optional)


  1. Bring water and pinch of salt in medium saucepan to a boil
  2. Gradually whisk in the polenta, whisk for a minute and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes
  3. In the meantime, in a large skillet on medium heat 2 tablespoons of butter, add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add vermouth and lemon juice – season with kosher salt and pepper flakes
  5. When shrimp is cooked thoroughly, remove in a plate/bowl, leaving the sauce in the skillet on low heat
  6. Slowly stir in 1tablespoon of butter to the sauce, until melted – keep warm
  7. When polenta is cooked, take off the heat and thoroughly stir in 1 tablespoon butter. Plate up, with a layer of creamy polenta and top with a few shrimp, garnish with a little red bell pepper and bacon, then drizzle the sauce on top.