Are you ready for the best shrimp scampi ever? This shrimp dish is gifted with an amazing flavor that would make you want to “lick your plate clean”. American chef and owner of the restaurant L’uva Chris Covelli shares the secret to the most flavorful shrimp scampi—pancetta. It gives the shrimp a deeper and more intense flavor, which also complements the garlic and other spices used in the dish.
To make this, you’ll need shrimp, extra virgin olive oil, pancetta, butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley. It’s best not to peel the shrimp before cooking to preserve the juice and to avoid shrinking the shrimp.