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    Default Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    We ate at Carrabba's last night and I ordered their Shrimp Scampi appetizer. The sauce was different from most scampi dishes I've had in the past. It had a thicker consistency and was not translucent like a lot of other recipes.

    Does anyone know how they make it?

    TIA!
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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    Sorry Kiddo - I couldn't find Carrabba's recipe but this looks promising


    Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

    1 cup white wine
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (do not use margarine)
    3 tablespoons minced garlic
    1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
    Paprika
    Parsley flakes

    Mix the wine, butter and garlic together and pour over the shrimp. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley flakes. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for about 6 to 7 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. The shrimp is done when it has turned pink.

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    Thanks Rubelishous!

    You're right - even it it's not the one it still looks yummy!
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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    This is the best Shrimp Scampi I have ever made.

    Shrimp Scampi @ Norton's Marine Dining Room

    Recipe By avid Sasse, executive chef of Norton's Marine Dining Room, Green Lake, WI via The Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee, WI
    Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:10
    Categories : Casseroles Chefs
    Restaurant Recipe Shrimp

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    12 jumbo shrimp -- peeled and deveined (16 to 20 count)
    2 sticks butter -- melted - see note section
    1/4 cup scallion -- (white part only); chopped
    1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tablespoon garlic -- finely chopped fresh
    1/8 cup dry white wine -- such as Chablis
    3/4 cup dry bread crumbs -- plain type - see note section
    1/2 tablespoon dried basil
    1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
    1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
    1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide shrimp among 2 6-inch oven-proof casserole dishes. Combine butter, onion, parsley, lemon juice, garlic and wine to make garlic butter. Ladle mixture equally over shrimp in each dish.


    Combine bread crumbs, basil, oregano, garlic salt and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over shrimp in each dish. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are golden brown and butter is bubbling.

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    Recipe(tried): Carrabbas Shrimp Scampi Sauce - umm
    Board: Copycat Recipe Requests at Recipelink.com
    From:Ashlee Tampa, FL 8-11-2007

    I work at carrabba's and the lemon butter recipe is the same sauce they use in the shrimp scampi..you just add some herbs and some garlic toast.



    Lemon Butter Sauce (Carrabba's)
    Source: Recipelink

    2 tablespoons clarified butter (you'll need about 1/2 stick butter; directions follow)
    2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
    2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons dry white wine
    kosher salt
    white pepper
    2 tablespoons cold butter

    To clarify butter; melt 1/2 stick butter over low heat. When melted, remove from heat, and set aside for several minutes to allow the milk solids to settle to the bottom. Skim the clear (clarified) butter from the top, and discard sediment. (This can be done ahead.)

    To make sauce; Heat clarified butter, add onion and garlic, and saute until transparent. Add lemon juice and white wine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to reduce liquid. Remove from heat and swirl in cold butter until sauce is smooth and mulsified.

    Warren's notes-- I think these have too much lemon in them. Experiment until you either have them like Carrabba's or as you like them.

    We had a hard time getting this recipe, since the Carrabba's folks guard it pretty seriously. Then, about six months ago, the San Antonio Express News got a hold of the recipe and published it in their paper and on the internet.


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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    [QUOTE=jackibowen;340169]This is the best Shrimp Scampi I have ever made.

    Shrimp Scampi @ Norton's Marine Dining Room

    Recipe By avid Sasse, executive chef of Norton's Marine Dining Room, Green Lake, WI via The Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee, WI
    Serving Size : 2 Preparation Time :0:10
    Categories : Casseroles Chefs
    Restaurant Recipe Shrimp

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    12 jumbo shrimp -- peeled and deveined (16 to 20 count)
    2 sticks butter -- melted - see note section
    1/4 cup scallion -- (white part only); chopped
    1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tablespoon garlic -- finely chopped fresh
    1/8 cup dry white wine -- such as Chablis
    3/4 cup dry bread crumbs -- plain type - see note section
    1/2 tablespoon dried basil
    1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
    1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
    1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Divide shrimp among 2 6-inch oven-proof casserole dishes. Combine butter, onion, parsley, lemon juice, garlic and wine to make garlic butter. Ladle mixture equally over shrimp in each dish.


    Combine bread crumbs, basil, oregano, garlic salt and garlic powder. Sprinkle evenly over shrimp in each dish. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp are golden brown and butter is bubbling.[/QUOTE]

    This does look good
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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    [QUOTE=deweydecimal;340204]Recipe(tried): Carrabbas Shrimp Scampi Sauce - umm
    Board: Copycat Recipe Requests at Recipelink.com
    From:Ashlee Tampa, FL 8-11-2007

    I work at carrabba's and the lemon butter recipe is the same sauce they use in the shrimp scampi..you just add some herbs and some garlic toast.



    Lemon Butter Sauce (Carrabba's)
    Source: Recipelink

    2 tablespoons clarified butter (you'll need about 1/2 stick butter; directions follow)
    2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
    2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
    6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons dry white wine
    kosher salt
    white pepper
    2 tablespoons cold butter

    To clarify butter; melt 1/2 stick butter over low heat. When melted, remove from heat, and set aside for several minutes to allow the milk solids to settle to the bottom. Skim the clear (clarified) butter from the top, and discard sediment. (This can be done ahead.)

    To make sauce; Heat clarified butter, add onion and garlic, and saute until transparent. Add lemon juice and white wine, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to reduce liquid. Remove from heat and swirl in cold butter until sauce is smooth and mulsified.

    Warren's notes-- I think these have too much lemon in them. Experiment until you either have them like Carrabba's or as you like them.

    We had a hard time getting this recipe, since the Carrabba's folks guard it pretty seriously. Then, about six months ago, the San Antonio Express News got a hold of the recipe and published it in their paper and on the internet.




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    Deweydecimal [/QUOTE]

    I thought it had some type of thickening agent like a little flour or cornstarch because it wasn't a thin sauce, but, I'm saying this looks really good.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    Actually it is the butter at the end that is doing your thickening. The wine and that last bit of cold butter emulsifies and turns into a thick sauce. I think Alton Brown covered this technique on one of his shows. Something else I will do to thicken a wine sauce is to add about 1 tbsp. of heavy cream if I don't want to put butter in.

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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    Heavy cream is great in such sauces and can be used together with the butter. You may want to reduce the amount of butter a bit though, or it may turn out a bit too rich. This makes a great ravioli sauce!

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    Default Re: Carrabba's Shrimp Scampi Recipe?

    Carraba's Italian Grill has published a cookbook of their restaurant recipes within the past few months.

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