Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Why I Love This Recipe
This was delicious and so simple and fast. Adapted from Gourmet Magazine.
Ingredients You'll Need
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp (raw; 20 to 25 per lb)
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 oz thin spaghetti
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 sauté 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, 1 minute. Add butter to skillet, stirring until melted, and stir in shrimp. Remove skillet from heat.
Cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 3 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander. Toss pasta well with shrimp mixture in skillet adding some of reserved cooking water if necessary to keep moist.