Friday, January 15, 2010

#22 :: Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair

We bought some frozen shrimp at the grocery store and have been waiting to try something with it! This was one of our own creations (no recipe followed), and it turned out delicious!


  • Angel Hair pasta (or your favorite kind)
  • About 40-50 small shrimp (we just got a bag from the frozen foods)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Zest the lemon first, and put aside for later use.

Boil the pasta for 8-12 minutes or until al dente. (I always use salt and oil in my pasta water, salt for flavor and oil to keep the noodles from sticking.)

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the olive oil, butter and lemon juice. Stir until mixed. Add in the garlic and saute (be careful not to overcook the garlic.) Add the shrimp and saute for about 5 minutes on each side.

Remove from heat. Toss in the lemon zest, parsley, crushed red pepper and salt & pepper. Cover the saucepan and let sit for 5 minutes. The sauce will thicken. Serve over a bed of angel hair pasta and drizzle remaining oil from the saute pan over the top.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe from Me. :)

Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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