Scampi Florentine Style

Scampi - a term used here to describe a simple preparation for large shrimp - is popular throughout Italy. It's a great Friday night celebration dinner. You'll want to have everything ready - the rice simmering, shrimp peeled, tomato chopped, etc. - before you start cooking, because the shrimp should be served as soon as they are cooked. Serve with crusty bread, a big salad and chilled white wine for a good start to the weekend. This recipe can easily be doubled to serve 4.

Scampi Florentine Style


Quantity Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
3-4 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot cooked rice or paste for serving (optional)


1. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and saute until they start to turn pink, about 30 seconds. 2. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Stir in the tomato, lemon juice, a dash of salt and a few grinds of black pepper; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. 3. Taste for seasoning and serve immediately, over rice or pasta if desired. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 255 calories, 10g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 262mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium.