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I had a girls night out planned for dinner, but before leaving, I quickly made one of my husband's favorite dishes.... shrimp scampi. The only issue was that I was out of white wine. As a result, I improvised and used some sherry instead. It added a nice sweetness and actually enhanced the dish.

Here is my altered recipe for Shrimp Scampi:


  • 1 lb large shrimp, butterflied
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sherry or white wine
  • 1/3 sliced bell peppers
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 oz angel hair pasta, cooked


  • In a pan, melt butter with garlic.
  • Add shrimp and sherry or wine.
  • Cook shrimp until 1/2 way pink.
  • Add bell pepper and cook through.
  • Toss in cooked pasta and lemon juice.

Categories: Main Dish  Pasta 
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