Shrimp Scampi



  1. Put the olive oil in a skillet over low heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it just turns golden, 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp, along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  4. Spread them out in an even layer.
  5. When the shrimp turn pink on one side, after 2 or 3 minutes, stir to turn them over.
  6. Continue cooking and stirring as necessary until the shrimp are pink all over and just barely translucent inside, another 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. Add a few drops of oil if the pan ever seems too dry.
  8. Stir in the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons water and cook for another 30 seconds to thicken the sauce.
  9. Stir in the parsley and serve.