Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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Linguine & Shrimp Scampi

 

Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ¾ pound linguine pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1½ tablespoons good olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley,chopped
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • ¼ lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling water, add 1 tablespoon salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium0low heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily! Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper, and saute until the shrimp have just turned pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat; add parsley, lemon zet, lemon juice,lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
  3. When the pasta is done, reserve ¼ cup pasta water. Drain the cooked linguine and return to pot. Immediately add the pasta water, shrimp and sauce; toss well to combine and serve.

 

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