Shrimp Scampi

This one might be a new favorite! Saw it in the NY Times a few weeks ago and gave it at whirl. If you’re a subscriber, I would highly recommend checking out their Food section. There’s a lot of good stuff!

Time: 20 minutes

Type: Entree

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb linguini or spaghetti
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon

Directions:

  1. Boil water with a tablespoon of salt, cook pasta until al dente. Drain, mix with 1 Tbsp olive oil, set aside
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let cook for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 3-4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta. Also good with some crusty bread!

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