Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine

The famed Cape Playhouse in Dennis is known throughout the stage world as one of the legendary playhouses in America.  Such stars as Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Ginger Rogers, Lee Remick, Bette Davis, and many more stars have appeared on its stage. In fact Bette Davis was an usher before she returned to star in a play in 1930.  Lana Turner played there in “Bell, Book and Candle” in 1977. While appearing there Ms. Turner enjoyed her stay on the Cape. During that period there were stories of sightings of her visiting galleries and restaurants throughout the Cape. It is reported that her favorite seafood meal was Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine . It is more then likely that she visited one of the Cape’s many great restaurants and had a dinner of Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine. If true then this may have been her favorite recipe.

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine
Serves 6

2 lbs. large shrimp
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. minced onions
1 Tbls. minced garlic
1/2  c.  good dry white wine
2 Tbls. fresh lemon juice
4 Tlbs. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. capers (optional)
1 lb. Fettuccine

Remove shrimp their shells and de-vein. Rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Using a large skillet heat butter and oil. Saute minced onion and  garlic until translucent. Add good white wine, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Drop in shrimp & capers (if using) and cook for 5 minutes or until shrimp begin to turn red.

While shrimp is cooking, cook fettucini according to package directions and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil to prevent sticking. Cover fettuccine with shrimp and sauce and serve.






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