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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

I was craving some shrimp scampi, and had some beautiful shrimp I needed to cook, so I googled a recipe.  The one I thought sounded best was on Food Network, by cute little Tyler Florence.  I tweaked it a bit to suit my taste.  It came out great, and very tasty.  As my hubby says, this one is a keeper.  He also said it was the best shrimp scampi he had ever tasted...but he is my number one fan....so what can I tell you!

1 # pasta ( I used spaghetti)  cooked al dente, per package directions.
1# shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
6 TBS butter
6 TBS extra-virgin  olive oil
2 shallots, finely diced
3-4 cloves garlic, or to taste
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C dry white wine
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Chopped parsley leaves for garnish

Boil pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt half the butter and oil.   Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute' until shallots are translucent, about 3-4 minutes.  Add shrimp; salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until shrimp are pink, about 3 minutes.  Remove shrimp from pan, set aside, and keep warm.  Add wine and lemon juice, bring to a boil.  Then put in rest of butter and oil.  When butter has melted, put shrimp and cooked pasta back in pan.  Stir well, garnish with chopped parsley.  Serve immediately.  I sprinkle mine with a good Parmesan.

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  1. Patsy-That looks really good! I can't eat shrimp but my hubby would LOVE it! Thanks for the recipe. xo Diana

  2. Pasty, husbands are generally right :-) The pasta looks awesome, so I am sure it tastes great too :-) I also keep making this, love the taste of lemon with shrimps...

  3. That looks really good Patsy. My father totally loves shrimp in pasta, so this would probably be a keeper in our family too. Thanks for the recipe and for sharing it on my blog.

  4. What a delicious recipe! Well-received here!

  5. Looks delicious. If my husband goes back for 2nd's I know it's a repeat.

  6. Hello dear Patsy,
    I have 'tagged' you in my post and would love to have you come over and take a look:)Hope it will be fun for you!!Do stop by!


  7. This is the same recipe I use!! I LOVE it soooo much and have posted about it along time ago.

  8. Ohhhh my goodness. Shrimp and pasta is, like, where it's at for me. Completely.

  9. That looks so tastey. I adore shrimp scampi and I love the way you described Tyler Florence. This will be featured next week at Whimsy Wednesdays! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. That looks delish!! The pasta really makes it for me :)

  12. Delicious & tempting recipe!!! Loved it!