Sauteed Scampi in Macadamia Nut Oil

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
4 servings (part of four course meal)
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Macadamia nut oil
  • 8 scampi, shelled
  • Salt and pepper
  • 15 nicoise olives, pitted, plus 6 more pitted olives, quartered
  • 5 capers
  • 4 bunches fresh basil
Directions

Warm a little macadamia nut oil in a non-stick frying pan just enough to cover the bottom.

Salt and pepper the scampi. When the oil is heated, saute the scampi quickly and uniformly, 2 to 3 minutes will suffice, just to cook through and until they curl slightly and turn red. The scampi must remain crispy. Set aside.

Chop the olives finely with the capers and 3 leaves of the basil. Set aside.

In the center of the plate, arrange the olive mixture. Place 2 pieces of scampi, and several small pieces of nicoise olives on top, and garnish with a bouquet of fresh basil.

Professional Recipe: This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe in the proportions indicated and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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