Today after work I had a random craving for shrimp scampi--which I've only had once in my life. I looked up recipes, and realized that it requires white wine, which of course I did not have. Since it was relatively chilly out today, I decided it wasn't worth going to the grocery/liquor store to get some. Instead, I made up my own (similar) recipe.
First, as all of my favorite recipes start, I sauted some onion and a clove of garlic in olive oil. Then, I added in some peeled shrimp. I like to keep frozen shrimp on hand at all times. They defrost in about 5 minutes in cold water, and are great for a quick seafood fix. I sauted the shrimp until they turned pink.
Meanwhile, I had fettuccini boiling and broccoli steaming on the stove. Once the fettucchini was cooked, I mixed it in with the shrimp and onions. I added a tiny bit more olive oil to the mixture, and spiced it very simply with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.