This dish is a Bozo favorite. If your kids don't like shrimp, the pasta is great on it's own too. It's a super quick & easy weeknight dinner. The recipe I use is modified from BFC's Family Style cookbook. It cooks up very quickly & it helps to have all of your ingredients ready before beginning.
Start with 4 cloves of garlic. Peel & mince them. Set aside for now.
Then, juice a 1/4 cup of lemon juice & thinly slice a 1/4 of a lemon.
Place in a bowl. Wash about a 1/2 bunch of Italian parsley, mince a 1/2 cup & add to the bowl,
along with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Prepare 1 pound of shrimp, by peeling & deveining them. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a splash of olive oil to the water & begin cooking the linguine. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter & 2 tablespoons of olive oil in large skillet.
Add the minced garlic & saute for 1 minute. Then, add the shrimp, along with a teaspoon of kosher salt & some freshly ground pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until all the shrimp are pink.
Remove the pan from the heat & add the lemon juice, lemon slices, parsley & red pepper flakes. Stir. Drain the pasta,
& add it to the pan with the shrimp. Toss well to coat all the pasta evenly with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Linguine with Shrimp ScampiAdapted from Barefoot Contessa's Family Style Cookbook
3/4 pound linguine
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined
kosher salt & pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 lemon, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add a splash of olive oil & the linguine. Cook according to the package instructions.
Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, melt the butter & olive oil over medium heat.
Add the garlic & saute for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon kosher salt & some freshly ground pepper. Saute until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat & add in the parsley, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine.
Drain the pasta & pour it into the pan with the shrimp. Toss to coat the pasta with the sauce, and serve.
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