I do love to try a new recipe. I've had this recipe on my list of things to make for awhile. I originally saw the recipe on 30 Minute Meals. Hubby was watching it with me that day and he is not a shrimp fan, but said he would be willing to try it. We just so happened to have all the ingredients on hand, so I made it for dinner last night. And it was awesome. I loved it, hubby enjoyed the pasta, and well Rigby, she was Rigby. She chose to fill up on salad, just because she could. Hubby did try the shrimp and decided they weren't the worst thing in the world, but enlisted Ben and Spike (they're Canine Americans) to help him with anymore shrimp in his pasta. To me this was a make again recipe.
Butter Me Up Shrimp Scampi
Source: 30 Minute Meals
- 1 pound pasta, I used linguine
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails off
- 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
- 2 lemons, 1 sliced and 1 juiced
- 1 stick butter
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/2 cup white wine
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the pasta and cook to just-shy of al dente. Remove and reserve 1 cup of the cooking water.
Add the shrimp, the seafood seasoning and 1 sliced lemon to a medium bowl and toss to coat. Set aside
Over low heat melt the butter in small pot, then stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Let cook and bubble gently for 10 minutes.
Heat large skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat Add the fennel seeds and the shrimp with the lemon slices. Cook until the shrimp are pink, about 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the white wine and the juice of 1 lemon. Transfer to a serving bowl.
Drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the serving bowl, reserved cooking water and butter to a pasta bowl and toss until the liquids are absorbed by the pasta, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.