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Lemony Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

Lemony Garlic Shrimp with Pasta

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This is a very elegant dish good for a nice simple meal. Tasty and pretty enough for company, but my husband and I enjoy it as a nice weekend meal. The brining of the shrimp takes the longest, but is very easy and improves the taste and texture of the shrimp.

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  • Calories:
  • 502 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 20.1 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 33.4 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 251 mg
  • 84%
  • Sodium:
  • 11829 mg
  • 473%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Dissolve the kosher salt in 1 gallon of water in a large pot. Add the shrimp, and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. Drain and pat shrimp dry with paper towels.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the angel hair pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp, white wine, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until the shrimp is no longer translucent in the center, about 6 minutes. Stir in the black pepper, parsley, and lemon zest before tossing with the angel hair pasta.
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Happycooking
57
6/17/2009

We have really enjoyed this recipe. It's fast and EXCELLENT. If you use frozen shrimp, make SURE to defrost and pat dry before using in the sauce or else you'll get a pretty watery sauce. Thank you for the great recipe!

Mrs. K
48
3/16/2011

I've been making a version of this for years. I got it from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa). I use 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice and a 'glug' of white wine, plus Italian parsley. Make sure you add the garlic only after you add the lemon juice/wine. Otherwise if you saute it with the shrimp, it will burn and there is nothing worse than burned garlic. For the pasta, I have made it with angel hair, regular spaghetti, and linguine and prefer linguine over all the others. It stays separated and doesnt turn into a big pasta glob. I also add several thin slices of lemon and fresh grated parmesan for presentation. It is absolutely one of my favorite dishes to make and only takes a few minutes to cook. It is excellent! Note: dont skip the step of soaking your shrimp in the salt water. It cleans them really well resulting in very fresh tasting shrimp.

Dianne
42
6/2/2009

So Lemony, so garlicky, so wonderful! I cheated and skipped the brining. I used frozen, raw, peeled & deveined shrimp which the package touted was "prepared with sea salt," so I thought that was good enough! For the sauce, I did cut the butter back a little and only used 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (plenty hot for us!). I also added 1/2 tsp. kosher salt. For the lemon juice and zest, it's basically the juice and zest of one lemon. I served this over whole wheat spaghetti. It was excellent and I highly recommend this recipe!