Seafood Scampi A Year End Food Craving #SundaySupper

Seafood Scampi
I’m so excited to be hosting this week’s Sunday Supper as we share our Year End Food Craving Recipes!
“It’s the end of the year and you realize there is something you have been craving all year long. Now is the time to get that craving satisfied and share the recipe. You may spark someone else’s craving for it too.”
When I saw our theme posted for today I immediately knew what to make. Seafood. Seafood Scampi to be exact.
Now I’m a lover not a fighter when it comes to seafood. I do like most kinds of fish. Sometimes it comes down to the way the fish is prepared that makes or breaks the dish. Some fish hold up in rich, buttery sauces like Scampi. Sea Bass would be one of those fish.
I even love squid. Sliced and breaded as Calamari and whole tiny ones in red sauces or breaded. Not so much for this dish.
All those are great choices for dinner but I crave shellfish! Shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, lobster and oysters are high on my list.
The sweetness of their natural juices enhanced with fresh garlic, creamy butter and rich olive oil. Do I have your attention? Good, because I don’t want you to miss the delicate taste of Pinot Grigio. The wine should blend in the background. A dry to medium white does the trick. Remember to have some of the same wine on hand to serve with the meal.
Balance it all out with a squirt of lemon and dash of hot sauce.
Let me take you one step further.
Squid Ink Pasta.
I picked up a pack of this intriguing pasta on a recent visit to an Italian market in Philly. What a gorgeous color! I never tried it before but I heard a lot about it. Squid ink in high in iron and rich in antioxidants. The natural brininess means you need less salt. I only put a dash in the cooking water.
It doesn’t have a fishy taste like I thought it might. To me the taste is subtle. It made a stunning presentation! Too bad my photography skills aren’t better!
Seafood Scampi Plate

With all the garlic, wine and seafood maybe a bit of nature’s breath freshener, parsley for garnish isn’t a bad idea.

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Seafood Scampi
  • 8 ounces pasta cooked according to package directions, reserve liquid.
  • ½ lb large shrimp (21-25)thawed, peeled, deveined
  • ½ lb bay scallops, thawed
  • 1 lb mussels, fresh or frozen, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup clam juice or chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ cup Pinot Grigio or unoaked Chardonnay
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tsp. lemon juice
  • Dash of hot sauce to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra cheese for garnish
  • parsley leaves for garnish, optional
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat.
  2. Whisk in oil, clam juice and wine.
  3. Add shallots and garlic. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp, scallops and mussels. Cover and simmer for about 6 minutes until shells open, and shrimp and scallops are opaque.
  5. Add lemon, parsley, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Add cheese and a bit of pasta water to thicken sauce if desired.
  6. Spoon over plated pasta. Top with grated Parmesan and garnish with parsley if desired.
You can use any size shrimp. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. clams can be substituted for mussels.

All this talk about seafood should have satisfied my food cravings. That’s true for the most part. But there is still a chocolate cake out there somewhere with my name on it!
What kinds of food do you crave? Salty snacks like pretzels or crackers? Sweet confections dusted in powdered sugar or dripping in chocolate? Maybe your mouth waters at the idea of a beef roast, rack of lamb or tender, juicy ham.
Which ever your food cravings might be as this year comes to a close, I’d love to hear them. Please leave your thoughts in a comment below.

We’re sharing our recipes today to satisfy all kinds of food cravings. Enjoy these great recipe ideas from the Sunday Supper Group!

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60 Responses to Seafood Scampi A Year End Food Craving #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    Now that is one awesome plate of deliciousness! Totally crave worthy.
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  2. Tracy Guida says:

    Great recipe! I have always loves seafood scampi. I need to make this for New Year’s Eve!

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  5. Hezzi-D says:

    WOW! This is definitely my husbands end of year craving. It’s like all of his favorites served on one plate. It looks amazing!
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  10. Wow Cindy. I can see why you would be craving this dish. I would love to have you make this for me some time.
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  13. Katie says:

    Wow wow wow – now that is a stunning presentation! I love the squid ink pasta…such a great look!
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  14. Joanne says:

    What a gorgeous plate of pasta!
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  15. I also love all kinds of seafood, and putting it together with this pasta and sauce sounds fabulous!
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  17. Oh my stars! Love that you used squid ink in the pasta water! I always love watching Iron Chef when they make squid ink pasta noodles – the presentation is so beautiful. I’m also a seafood lover so this is right up my alley!
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  18. Wow! I love the whole combination! You have it all covered! Now I want this!
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  20. Nichole says:

    YUM! This is a classic you can never go wrong with!
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  23. Thanks for hosting this week!

    Those photos are great, they make me crave seafood scampi! I’m with you on the shellfish – I find myself craving it at least once a week, and now that we have a Whole Foods Market I get to have that indulgence.

    Happy New Year!
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  24. Can you see me drooling? Oh what I wouldn’t do to come over and enjoy this deliciousness with you Cindy! Thank you so much for hosting this week’s event.
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  26. Shaina says:

    Cindy, this looks fantastic. You have totally awoken a seafood scampi craving in me!
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  27. Now this looks like quite the spread! Happy New Year Cindy!
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  28. This is my idea of a most perfect dinner!! I have to have this STAT!l
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  29. Brilliant, Cindy! Your description of the squid ink pasta is intriguing…And your photo of the seafood scampi with the shellfish makes me want to dive right in! Thank you for the tips about the wine. And very much appreciate your hosting this fun #SundaySupper!
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  31. MealDiva says:

    I tried cooking with squid ink recently and LOVE it! What a great recipe! Happy New Year!
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  32. Scampi is one of my favorite ways to have seafood, so this dish is the type of thing I always crave. It looks and sounds wonderful.
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  34. What a beautiful scampi! My mom would love this dish!
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  35. What a great list of recipes – they ought to satisfy my cravings for any time :) Love the table set up and the picture, looks so very inviting. I am going to sign up for the Sunday Supper Group as well.
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  36. Sarah says:

    I don’t think it’s possible for me *not* to crave scampi at least once amonth! Love the black pasta too
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  37. Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Seriously! I’m in awe of your pictures, this dish is just so beautiful!

    And thank you so much for hosting this week!
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  38. Ahhh, this would seriously be my last dish on Earth!! So bummed I missed this roundup. Thanks for hosting!
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