Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shrimp Lemon-Butter pasta


10 garlic cloves--smooch..I love garlic so I put alot..if u dont like garlic then put less
2 lemons, zested and juiced
5 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 stick of butter
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined and butterflied ...I buy the ones from Sam's Warehouse....its already peeled and all u have to do is run through hot water and basicly heat with the sauce for about 2 minutes...
1/4 onion
1 pound thick linguini
cherry tomatoes...cut into halves...

In a bowl, combine the garlic, zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, to taste, and the shrimp. Set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat and add a generous amount of salt. Add the linguini and cook until just tender, 2 minutes less than instructed on the package. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water.

Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink and start to caramelize, about 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan to a plate.

In a same skillet add the butter and olive oil..then add the zest and juice of the remaining lemon and the cherry tomatoes.. and stir to combine. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste. Add in the shrimp and pasta and toss to combine with the sauce. Turn out into a serving bowl and serve immediately...I also love my sauce with alot of juice so I add about 1 cup of the pasta water...I top mines with cilantro...and tony seasoning....

1 comment:

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

yummy this looks great!!