Italian pasta fettuccine or spaghetti in a creamy cheese sauce with shrimp or prawns on a plate
The Seafood Butter You Should Always Have In The Fridge
By Kalea Martin
Clarified butter (unsalted butter with the milk strained out) is usually served with seafood because it adds fat without giving an overpowering flavor. However, this isn’t necessarily the best option for all seafood, and those who cook it often should always have this particular seafood butter on hand.
Essentially a compound butter, scampi butter shares most of its ingredients with scampi pasta sauce, minus the shrimp. It’s a dry white wine reduction containing butter, fresh parsley, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and green onion that’s designed with seafood in mind, but can be used in any savory dish.
You can find scampi butter in stores or online, but it’s also simple to make at home yourself using typical scampi sauce ingredients. Start with a stick of butter, four teaspoons of garlic, and one tablespoon of parsley, and add any other ingredients to your liking before adding it to shrimp scampi or other foods like vegetables and meats.