Saturday, July 7, 2007

A Recipe NOT for Cynthia!

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Can you tell we love shrimp here in Louisiana? This is, what, my second shrimp recipe in a week or so! Yes, we certainly do love our shrimp. And this recipe was very EASY!

1/4 cup olive oil
1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (raw, 20-25 per pound)
4 large garlic cloves, left unpeeled and forced through a garlic press
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
5 tablespoons UNSALTED butter
3/4 pound capellini (angel hair pasta) *I didn't have this, so I substituted fettucini
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley *Also didn't have fresh parsley - used a little dried

Bring a 6- to 8-quart pot of salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking, then saute' shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes, and transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.

Add garlic to oil remaining in skillet along with red pepper flakes, wine, salt, and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, for one minute.

Add butter to skillet, stirring until melted, and stir in shrimp. Remove skillet from heat.

Cook pasta until just tender. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander. Toss pasta well with shrimp mixture and parsley in a large bowl, adding some of the reserved cooking water if necessary to keep moist.

Makes four servings. This was VERY yummy! We will make this again!

And I finished off my pasta with a handful (or three) of fresh figs!


Lisa in Jax said...

We have almost the same exact recipe but I add about 1/2cup fresh parm cheese to it right before serving. YUM!

Kathy in WA said...

Okay, the title cracks me up. A recipe NOT for Cynthia. I had to read it right away to see exactly what you were serving.

Ah, I see. I had to go back and find the other shrimp recipe post to figure out why Cynthia was being singled out. Too funny!

Great recipe (Sorry, Cindy). :)

Ginger said...

Yes, when I posted another shrimp dish, Cynthia mentioned she would NOT be making it. Then she mentioned not liking fish a couple of times. So I thought of that when I posted my recipe!

(I love you, Cynthia!)

Cynthia said...

LOL! This is *hilarious*! You can see I'm a bit behind in blog reading, but now you know you I do eventually get to all of the blog posts I've missed! (LOL)! At least you didn't mention that I SO dislike fishy stuff that I even took it to you OFF the blog and via private email when you went to a restaurant! Nice of you to leave me with some measure of dignity (LOL) and not spell THAT out in the post that wasn't for me :::::smile::::

Ginger said...

Well, it was just to warn you not to waste your time reading a "fishy" post when you could have been reading something like Pioneer Woman's Marlboro Man Sandwich. ::::big grin::::

Kristine said...

Well, where Cynthia lives, they eat things like buffalo. And rattlesnake. And stuff. LOL.

Ginger, I like the cooking photos, very fun!