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Scampi Peasant Style
Scampi Peasant Style
(Scampi alla Contadina)
 
 
Ingredients:

4 medium tomatoes
1 and 1/2 pounds prawns
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 or 4 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons dry unflavored bread crumbs
About 1 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/3 small red or green hot pepper, finely chopped, or small pinch red cayenne pepper
Salt to taste

Directions:

Peel, seed and dice tomatoes.

Shell and devein prawns, and wash under cold running water.

Pat dry with paper towels.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet.

Add garlic.

Saute over medium heat until garlic begins to brown.

Add bread crumbs and mix well.

Stir in wine and cook until wine is reduced by half.

Add diced tomatoes, parsley, hot pepper and prawns.

Season with salt and mix well.

Cook uncovered over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring a few times during cooking. If sauce looks too dry, add a little more wine.

Place in a warm dish. Serve immediately. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

That's it!
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