Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Sacmpi
Today I am hungry for pasta and Shrimp Scampi sounds good to me!!

It is Sunday, my binge day on the diet!! I have a lovely 2 pound bag of frozen raw shelled and deveined shrimp and all of the other fixing so this meal is a GO!!


2 lbs. shelled and cleaned shrimp
1 stick butter (1/2 C.)
1/2 C. Olive oil
8 cloves of garlic chopped (1/4 C.)
zest of 2 lemons
juice of 2 lemons
fresh bunch of parsley rough chopped (1/2 C.)
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
1 lb. Angel hair pasta prepare according to package directions.

This recipe is a quick cook so it is by far the best to have everything prepared (cleaned, chopped, and measured out) prior to starting. I would prepare the pasta water by salting well and bringing to a boil before hand and turning it down a bit until I was ready to cook the pasta so it will be hot and ready to boil quickly as angel hair only cooks a very few minutes.

Melt together the butter and oil in a large flat bottomed shallow pan or skillet over medium high heat.

Bring the pasta water back to a boil and cook it per pkg. directions.

Add the shrimp and garlic to the skillet and stir well as it cooks, adding the zest, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes as you go. Add the lemon juice and stir well. The dish is done when the shrimp is white or pink and you need to turn it off quickly at that time.

Garnish with additional parsley and lemon slices.
Drain the pasta and toss it onto a large serving platter or back into the pan with the shrimp. Whichever you prefer. I like to put the pasta on a platter and cover it with the shrimp and garlic sauce. 

Garnish generously with the chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread. Add a side salad if desired depending on the appetites of those you are serving. Yield 6 servings.

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