Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp scampi + pasta is a quick, yet polished meal which is great for a weeknight meal or even entertaining.

I also love meals with a little wine in them so you can have the rest with dinner ;)

Besides wine, there are only a handful of ingredients. If you are doing the low carb thing, you can skip the pasta all together and stick to the shrimp with a side of veggies.

First, cook your pasta. Keep in mind that you will need to reserve some pasta sauce! I always forget this and pour it all out.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink (3 – 5 minutes). Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel, leaving oil in the skillet.

Add garlic to the remaning oil and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Pour in wine and half of the lemon juice and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in butter and pasta water. Once the butter melts, remove from heat and stir in shrimp, pasta, parsley and chives.

Voila!

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe
Easy, Dinner, Italian
   Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (1 box) angel hair pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juice of, divded
  • 1/2 lemon, zest
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  • Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of starchy water for the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink (3 - 5 minutes). Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel, leaving oil in the skillet.
  • Add garlic to oil and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Pour in wine and half of the lemon juice and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in butter and pasta water. Once the butter melts, remove from heat and stir in shrimp, pasta, parsley and chives.
  • Adjust to taste with salt, pepper and remaining lemon juice.

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2 Responses to Shrimp Scampi With Angel Hair Pasta

  1. Sasha

    Mmm… I looove this stuff.

    • Katy

      I knowwww….so good yet so easy :)

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