This was amazing! It totally depends on the wine you use though - use a good one! Don't cheap out, and don't buy cooking wine. And only use 1/2 cup wine, you don't need a full cup otherwise it's not as buttery.
Oct 31, 2013
I used chablis as suggested and melted the butter first then let the shrimp cook in the mixture. When it was almost done I removed the shrimp with a slotted spoon onto a baking sheet and sprinkled it with seasoned buttered bread crumbs and stuck it under the broiler for a minute or so just to crisp the coating. Delicious! Not so much like RL but probably better tasting even!
Mar 15, 2012
ruanich1975 Member since: March 15, 2012
I found it impossible to 'combine' the wine and butter. You can't mix oil and water? Or am I missing something. Please help...I loved the shrimp taste, but not nearly like the Red Lobster dish.
Aug 14, 2011
Lynda from PA.
I made individual dishes for my husband and I and I used 1 Tblsp of the white wine and put garlic salt and garlic powder in the butter mixture. Then sprinkled the shrimp with the ranch powder and it turned out just like red lobsters. My husband stated it was even better than red lobsters.
Jul 31, 2010
I certainly wish I had read the reviews first. Unfortunately I thought the wine didn't sound right so I left it out. Then I added more butter. I ruined perfectly good shrimp just because I didn't read the reviews first. The picture said it all in the beginning. It was way too much liquid. Will try some of the review recipe variations next time. Was fun to try something new though.
May 24, 2010
im am going to try this but your comments scare me if i should try it
Mar 9, 2010
I agree with most other reviews that the amount of wine called for in this recipe really does just ruin it. After reading the reviews, I made it with a quarter cup of wine and the ranch dressing powder that I had seen suggested by another reviewer. That little touch makes it INCREDIBLY close to the Red Lobster favorite.
Feb 4, 2009
My Version is GREAT! Better than R.L. shrimp scampi....
I used thawd frozen shrimp 30 warmed in hot water and drained (set aside)
in fry pan mix 1/3 stick butter and equal amount olive oil 1/2 tsp of McCormick Grinder Italian Herb
dash of McC. Lemon Herb or Lemon juice of half lemon, 1/2 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk season mix, Garlic powder or crushed clove of fresh, dash of parsley flakes. bring this mix to temperature to blend butter, olive oil and seasoning. When Hot add 1/4 cup Sweet white wine and bring to boil. Mix while heating to render down the wine a bit. Add shrimp and heat completely! This is fantastic!!!!!!
Jan 31, 2009
I tried the original recipe, and as many comments stated, it wasn't even close. I tried Dennis' recipe and added a couple touches including garlic and came up with this - which I believe, is the PERFECT rendition of RL shrimp scampi-
1/4 cup Chabli wine
1 pkg Hidden Valley buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup salted butter melted
1 tbsp parsley flakes
1 lemon squeezed
1 heaping tbsp fresh garlic minced
1 lb fresh shrimp - deveined and dried.
Mix all together. Marinade at least one hour. Broil 5-7 minutes.
Dec 8, 2008
I used a combination of all these different recipes and man it is delicious. 1/4 cup chablis wine, 1 package hidden valley ranch mix, garlic, 1/2 cup butter (non salted), parsley flakes, salt and pepper and 1 lemon squeezed. Melt butter and mix all ingredients in baking dish, then broil on high for 5-7 minutes or until done.
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