Monday, April 7, 2008

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Olive oil + 5 Tbsp olive oil

Kosher salt

Box of penne pasta
6 tsp butter
3 Tbsp minced garlic
1-2 lbs large uncooked shrimp

Freshly ground pepper
Fresh parsley or fresh basil
Grated zest of 1 lemon
2-4 lemons
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced in half rounds
hot red pepper flakes

Drizzle oil into pot of boiling water and cook pasta according to likeness.

In large heavy bottomed pan, melt butter and olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. It burns easily - so be careful! Add the shrimp, 1 Tbsp of salt and some ground pepper. Sauté until shrimp just turn pink (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat; add parsley, lemon juice, zest and slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.

When pasta is done, drain and add shrimp and sauce. Toss well and serve. It is fresh or a day old, warm or cold!

1 comment:

Mandi said...

Kristen...I have been looking for a good shrimp pasta recipe! I am so excited to have this! Thanks!