Scampi alla Napolitani

Recipe from The Other Guy


Shrimp (U12/15 or U20/25 are suggested, appx 7-8 shrimp per person)
4-5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
7-8 large shallots, sliced
2-3 boxes cherry tomatoes
8-10 large cloves of fresh garlic, sliced
Juice from 2-3 fresh lemons
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 bottle fresh clam juice
Salt, black pepper to taste


• In a deep, large pan heat the olive oil, then add and sauté the garlic until lightly browned

• Next, add in the shallots until soft.

• After approximately 4-5 minutes add in cherry tomatoes. Allow all of it to cook on a low flame approximately 5-6 minutes and all should be ready.

• At that point add in the shrimp, clam and lemon juice. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

• Let it simmer on a medium flame for 5-10 minutes at which time the dish will almost be ready.

• Add fresh basil to the pan-minutes before you turn off stove.

• In a separate pot make rice as a base. Prepare white long-grain rice in a rice cooker.

• Plate several scoops of rice as a “bed” to each serving plate, place 6-8 shrimp atop rice and liberally drizzle the “sauce” over it.

• Add more chopped basil as a garnish. Serve and enjoy!

A nice accompaniment to this delicious dish is a fresh mixed salad using your favorite greens
or a “Insalato Misto” as we say in Italian.

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