Monday, July 18, 2011

Lemon Shrimp Scampi


2 pounds medium size shrimp, deveined and peeled
1 packet spaghetti
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium size garlic glove, minced
1 small shallot, finely diced
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
Salt and black pepper

In a large mixing bowl, add shrimp, half the garlic, one tablespoon of parsley, and half the lemon juice. Toss well to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil on medium high heat. Season generously with salt. Add spaghetti and cook until cooked (about 8 minutes - don't over cook!). Drain and put back in the pot. Drizzle about one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and add one tablespoon of butter. Add half the parmesan cheese and one tablespoon of parsley, toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Keep warm.

In a large deep sided pan on medium to high heat, add a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of olive oil. When pan is hot, add shallots and saute until soft. Turn heat to high and add shrimp and garlic. Toss quickly for about 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp is cooked and pink in color. Add lemon juice and toss to combine.

In a large serving bowl, combine and toss spaghetti and shrimp. Serve hot and sprinkle with parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.


3 comments:

thefooddoctor said...

I love lemon..it is a wonderful pairing with pasta and parsley..yum

Mia said...

I love lemons too!

Zane and Van said...

We have just posted a recipe similar to this one Mia. Instead os using olive oil, we used butter. Will definitely try this with olive oil next time around! Hope you're having a great day ;)

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