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Sicilian Scampi




35 slices ciabatta or 35 slices baguette (1 loaf)
1 lb large shrimp , shelled,deveined and uncooked (31-40 per pound or larger)
3/4 cup butter
4 cloves garlic , chopped
2 green onions , chopped
2/3 cup white wine
15 -20 black olives , sliced
1 -2 roma tomato , diced

1.    Cut the loaf of bread on an angle, half an inch thick, at least 35 slices.

2.    Arrange 5 slices on serving plates so they face in like flower petals.

3.   (You can toast the slices if you like) Heat the butter in a large skillet until it's bubbling lightly.

4.    Add the garlic and the WHITE of the onions and cook for a minute.

5.    Add shrimp and cook until it's just done.

6.    Place a piece of shrimp on the bread closest to the center of the circle, any extra I put in the space left in the center.

7.    Add the wine and olives to the remaining garlic butter in the skillet and cook until it's lightly boiling.
8.    About 2 minutes.
9.    Spoon sauce over the shrimp and bread.

10.  Garnish with the tomatoes and the GREEN of the green onions.


SERVES 5

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