Scampi is one of those straightforward dishes everyone can memorize. You cook shrimp, make a simple sauce of white wine, garlic, lemon juice, and butter, and toss it all together with pasta. Its familiar flavors are found on many an Italian restaurant menu around the US, but I prefer my Iranian father's the best. Not entirely sure why, but there is something about your parent's cooking that simply can't be beat. I do take one step my dad does not: I toss my shrimp lightly in flour before adding them to the pan to give the shrimp some extra color.