15 Minute Scampi


  • Meat; Chicken or Shrimp, preferably Shrimp
  • Shallots or red onions
  • Vegeta in 1/4 cup of cold water (or 1/4 cup salty chicken stock)
  • 1 bunch Basil
  • Chili flakes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons of butter (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil (2)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 White dry wine
  • thin pasta(Capellini, Vermicelli, Angel Hair Pasta, Bucatini (the best for flavor), or Linguine)


  1. Saute shallots or red onions in olive oil and chili flakes
  2. In a separate pan, cook pasta at high heat and low water with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt
  3. In the pan with shallots, add crushed, finely chopped, or pressed garlic
  4. Cut in half cherry tomatoes, and add to the pan with onions, face down, at 5-7 minutes of sautéing onions
  5. add 1/4 cup white wine (anywhere between 3table spoons and 1/4 cup depending on the acidity you like)
  6. add 1/4 cup of vegeta + cold water
  7. Once thickened, add butter
  8. In 3rd separate pan, add Shrimp or chicken (if no other pan, move the pan w/ shallots to one side, and cook meat/chicken on the other)
  9. Check on pasta; cook al dente (but closer to soft)
  10. Add al dente pasta to onion, garlic, and butter; mix the pan
  11. Add half of the chopped basil
  12. cook for 1-2 mintues
  13. Mix all ingredients very slowly
  14. Let chill for 1-2 minutes
  15. Add more fresh and chopped basil

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