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Shrimp Scampi Recipe for the Ninja Foodi

Written by: Emily Smith

This shrimp scampi recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. The buttery garlic sauce with a hint of lemon and white wine makes the shrimp absolutely irresistible. It's a crowd-pleaser!

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Picture this: You're in your favorite comfy clothes, ready for some kitchen fun and the aroma of garlic wafting in your home. Today, I'm making my go-to shrimp scampi recipe. A classic, simple yet full of flavor dish using my trusty Ninja Foodi. I'll walk you through it, step by step. Before we know it, we'll be enjoying juicy shrimp bathed in a rich, buttery garlic sauce. Mouth watering yet? Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Shrimp Scampi in the Ninja Foodi

  • Shrimp: Succulent seafood adds a delicate flavor and texture, making this dish a standout choice for any seafood lover.
  • Garlic: Infuses a rich, aromatic flavor into the dish, enhancing the overall taste and providing a classic scampi profile.
  • Butter: Adds richness and creaminess to the sauce, creating a luscious base that complements the shrimp perfectly.
  • White wine: Brings a subtle acidity and depth of flavor to the dish, balancing the richness of the butter and enhancing the overall taste.
  • Chicken broth: Provides a savory depth of flavor to the sauce, adding complexity and richness to the dish.
  • Lemon juice: Offers a bright and tangy element that cuts through the richness of the dish, balancing the flavors beautifully.
  • Parsley: Fresh herb garnish adds a pop of color and freshness to the dish, enhancing the visual appeal and flavor profile.

Essential Tools for Making Shrimp Scampi

  • Ninja Foodi: Combines pressure cooking and sauté functions for quick and efficient cooking of the shrimp scampi.
  • Sauté function: Used to sauté the garlic and shrimp before pressure cooking to develop flavors and textures.
  • Pressure cook setting: Cooks the shrimp scampi quickly under pressure to lock in flavors and ensure tender shrimp.
  • Tongs: Essential for flipping and moving the shrimp during the sautéing process in the Ninja Foodi.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Turn on the Ninja Foodi and select the sauté function.
  2. Melt the butter in the pot and add the minced garlic. Cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to turn pink.
  4. Pour in the white wine, chicken broth, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Close the lid and set the Ninja Foodi to pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  6. Once done, do a quick pressure release and open the lid.
  7. Serve the shrimp scampi hot, garnished with chopped parsley.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 250 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 25 g | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 220 mg | Sodium: 400 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 100 mg | Potassium: 300 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Vitamin A: 150 µg | Vitamin C: 10 mg

Can You Make Shrimp Scampi Ahead of Time or Freeze It?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the shrimp scampi as directed but do not cook it in the Ninja Foodi.
  • Store the uncooked shrimp scampi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to eat, follow the cooking instructions from step 1 in the original recipe.

Freezing Instructions

  • Prepare the shrimp scampi as directed but do not cook it in the Ninja Foodi.
  • Place the uncooked shrimp scampi in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  • To cook from frozen, follow the cooking instructions from step 1 in the original recipe, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

Did you know that adding a splash of clam juice to the shrimp scampi sauce can enhance the seafood flavor and give it an extra depth of taste? It's a secret ingredient that can take your dish to the next level!

Common Questions About This Shrimp Scampi Recipe

FAQ:
Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but make sure to thaw them completely before cooking.
How can I adjust the cooking time if using smaller or larger shrimp?
If using smaller shrimp, reduce the cooking time slightly. For larger shrimp, you may need to increase the cooking time by a minute or two.
Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for white wine in this recipe?
You can substitute the white wine with additional chicken broth or a mixture of water and vinegar for a similar flavor profile.
Can I add vegetables to this shrimp scampi recipe?
Yes, you can add vegetables like cherry tomatoes, spinach, or bell peppers to customize the dish to your liking.
How should I store any leftovers of this shrimp scampi?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently to avoid overcooking the shrimp.

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