If you’re looking for a quick and easy week night meal that’s very satisfying, look no more. This Shrimp Scampi recipe has just enough red pepper flakes to give it a little kick, and it pairs great with a salad.
Come on and try it….
First, you need to clean the shrimp….rinse it off real good…
Then remove the shells and pinch off the tails. If your shrimp is not already deveined, you’ll have to devein it.
Now stop and cook the linguine noodles according to the package directions. I like to use a little bit of olive oil in the water, to keep the noodles from sticking together. Drain and set aside while you’re fixing the shrimp.
Melt some butter in a large skillet….toss in some minced garlic, diced onion, red pepper flakes, and salt. Saute for about 2 minutes.
Now toss in some shrimp…
and saute the shrimp for about 3 minutes until it turns pink…don’t overcook it, or it will become rubbery…
Now add some salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, wine and lemon juice…and simmer for about 2-3 minutes until the wine reduces some…
Okay…almost done….remove the skillet from the heat and add in those noodles and toss everything around coating all of the noodles…
Now serve it up on a plate with some Parsley and Parmesan cheese sprinkled over it. YUM!!
This shrimp scampi has a wonderful flavor with just a tiny red pepper kick. It’s a perfect quick week night meal for two…
- Linguini noodles, 8 ounces
- 1 – 1 1/2 pounds medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 stick real butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, (reduce to 1/8 teaspoon if you don’t want the added kick)
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, such as Emeril’s
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup white cooking wine
- 2 teaspoons of dried parsley, or 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
- Cook the linguine noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside, while fixing the shrimp.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the minced garlic, red pepper flakes, diced onion and salt. Saute for about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the shrimp and saute until the shrimp turns pink, about 3 minutes.
- Add the pepper, salt, Italian seasoning, wine and lemon juice, and simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the wine has reduced some.
- Remove from heat and add the cooked pasta. Toss well to coat all of the pasta noodles.
- Serve with grated Romana or Parmesan cheese on top.
- Serving Size: 3