Sunday, March 1, 2015

Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is perfection.  It's from Ina Garten so you know it's the real deal too.  Of course she wants you to use the "good" oil and the "good" butter so don't use that bad stuff you have in your pantry, ok? Ok on with the recipe!

Shrimp Scampi
Adapted From Ina Garten

1 lb spaghetti
1 lb large shrimp
4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 lemon, zested
juice from 1 lemon
1/8 tsp hot pepper flakes

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta according to package directions.
2. In a large skillet heat oil and butter. add the garlic and hot pepper and cook 1 minute.  Add shrimp, season with salt and pepper. Saute 2-3 minutes on each side, until pink.
3. Remove from pan from heat and mix in lemon juice, zest, and parsley. Add drained pasta to pan and stir until combined.

Garlic + butter + lemon + shrimp = perfection

Do yourself a favor and cook this one up right quick.  It's a cinch to make, tastes amazing, and it's gorgeous. It's the whole package!

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