Hi Woodenspoons fans! I am so sorry it has been so long since I have done a recipe on here. Truth be told, I got a bit burnt out. I had to decide if I wanted to keep up the blog or not. I decided YES. I just needed a break. That is reality, isn’t it? We all get tired of cooking sometimes.
Anyway….my boys came back for dinner on Sunday night and Michael requested a Shrimp Scampi kind of thing, so I just threw this together, thankful that I had everything I needed in the ‘frig. It was a hit! They loved it! And it took about 15 minutes to throw together…my kind of meal!
(You can add and take away…these measurements are estimates)
1 1/2 lbs shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 lb pasta, cooked (I used spaghetti, but you can use linguini or any kind you like)
(I usually cook mine while I cook up the shrimp)
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs olive oil
5 cloves of garlic, minced finely
1 1/2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
3 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
pinch red pepper flakes
zest of one lemon
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 c. dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 lemon, sliced thinly for garnish (optional)
To a heavy pan on med high heat, add the butter to melt. Now add the olive oil. Add the garlic and let cook until golden….do not burn. Now add the shrimp and cook until it is almost cooked through. Add the lemon juice, zest, wine, herbs, lemon and 1/4 cup of the cheese. When cooked through, remove from heat.
Top pasta with the shrimp scampi and sprinkle with a bit of the parmesan. Add lemon slices for garnish.
What do I love about this recipe? I love that it is so easy and tastes so fresh!
What don’t I love about this recipe? Nothing…I buy my shrimp deveined, so it is a cinch to throw together!