This evening for dinner, my wife had admitted to having a craving for shrimp scampi. Since I had plenty of free time(I didn't have to participate in the caucus today) I decided to make it from scratch.
Scampi is really pretty easy to throw together...get some butter and olive oil and shrimp going in a BIG skillet. Add some garlic, and peppers, and tomatoes, and then some lemon juice and a little wine(Desert Wind Semillon(got it on clearance)) before throwing in some angel hair pasta...and it's done. I was soooooo worried about overdoing the garlic I actually wimped out on it a bit...but it was good.
My older daughter likes shrimp, and she was trying to describe the texture as a little bit soft, and a little bit chewy.
'Daddy...I like the shrimp. It's like a meaty, fishy gummy bear.'
Now that's something you can't find in every grocery store...