Fall is for birthdays, at least in my family. My love’s birthday is in September, my mom and sister both celebrate October birthdays, I have a cousin who has a birthday is this week, and my grandmother was born this month too.
In my immediate family, we always celebrated individually…but now that we’ve grown (and our family is growing too, with some good men), we are consolidating the celebrations.
Shrimp is a favorite for all of the family, save two of us. I have a weird dislike of cold shrimp but do enjoy it as an accompaniment to warm dishes. My soon-to-be-sweet-sixteen (oh yeah, we also have an early November birthday!) sister hates it but happily settled for the pasta, shrimp-free.
So, what makes this a shrimp lover’s scampi? Doubling up on the shrimp, of course. You could absolutely make it with half the shrimp but, really, why not indulge?