Thursday, February 18, 2010
Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta
My oldest son is a lover of seafood. He also only eats whole pasta. So this recipe will use whole wheat angel hair pasta, but feel free to use your favorite. This is such a quick and easy recipe!
1 Box of Angel Hair Whole Wheat Pasta
1 pound of raw shrimp, peel and devein
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley finely chopped
3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter, melted
3 gloves of garlic, minced
1/4 Tsp. of crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 Tsp. of Lemon Zest
salt and pepper
In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Heavily salt the water. This is the only chance you get to season the pasta itself. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain. Return the pasta to pan. Remove from heat. In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp. of olive oil on medium. Salt and pepper the shrimp and add to the skillet. Cook 2 minutes each side or until shrimp turn pink. Be careful not to overcook. Remove immediately. Place in pot with pasta. In a small pot, place butter, parsley, crushed red peppers, lemon juice, and garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 Tsp. salt and 1/2 Tsp. of pepper. Stir. Add sauce to the shrimp and pasta. Toss to coat pasta and shrimp. Serve with a lemon wedge and fresh parsley.