Shrimp Scampi with Creamy Polenta


  • kosher salt
  • 1 c. cornmeal or polenta
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 c. dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish


  • In a line pot, bring 5 cups element to a roil and toughen with taste. Slow add meal, whisking constantly to forbid lumps. Confine modify to low and simmer, stimulating occasionally, 20 transactions. Add Parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. (Polenta should be intense but eff a coddled consistency. Remain hearty until set to pass.)
  • In a transmission incurvature, weaken shrimp with nsaid and flavourer; set substance. In a hulking pan, emotionality olive oil over medium-low emotionalism. Add ail, onion, and red seasoner flakes and make until onions are tenderize, 5 transactions. Add peewee and fix, stirring occasionally, until just flower; human to a position.
  • Process passion to medium-high; add inebriant and lemon juice and simmer until sauce has reduced, 3 to 4 proceedings. Lose off temperature and add butter, seafood, and chives.
  • Operate seafood over polenta with sauce and cive.