Monday, September 7, 2009

Shrimp Scampi with Rotini

4 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 lemon juice
1 pound large shrimp
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
5 oz rotini (or whatever pasta you have on hand)

There are 4 main ingredients to a good scampi.

You will notice that I used lemon juice in a plastic bottle in lieu of the real thing. Don't be so silly. It really is better with the goods.

Boil your pasta in salted water until al dente, usually about 7-9 minutes.
Chop your garlic and parsley.

In a large skillet, heat the butter and oil over medium-low heat until melted. Add the garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the deshelled and depooped shrimp, along with the salt and pepper.

Cook just until the shrimp have turned pink and opaque, stirring often. It goes quick, maybe 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, red pepper and parsley.

Toss the shrimp/garlic/butter/parsley mixture with the cooked rotini and serve immediately.

Be careful not to add too much pasta to the shrimp or the flavor will be diluted. You need a good shrimp to pasta ratio.


1 comment:

Dawnielle said...

Looks so good!