Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Does the world really need another Garlic Shrimp Pasta recipe? We think it does. Because when it comes to a simple dish like this, the difference between “so-so” and spectacular lies in the quality of the shrimp. Our Jumbo Easy-Peel Wild Gulf Shrimp are sweet, firm, succulent… and did we mention domestic and sustainable? They shine in this not-so-classic Scampi, garnished with a scattering of summer’s ripest tomatoes. It’s on the table in the time it takes to boil your pasta, and it's absolutely, mind-bogglingly delicious.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • One 12-count pack Jumbo Easy-Peel Wild Gulf Shrimp, deshelled
  • 6 oz Linguine
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • Pinch chili flakes
  • 1 Handful Flat leaved parsley, chopped
  • Zest and juice from ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup pasta water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Handful fresh cherry tomatoes, cut in halves (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Defrost and peel your shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the linguine in a large pot with salted water. Follow the instructions of the packet to cook the pasta al dente.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pan melt the butter and olive oil over medium low heat. Add garlic and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add shrimp and red pepper flakes. Saute until shrimp has turned pink, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Drain the cooked linguine, reserving ¼ cup of pasta water.
  6. Remove pan with shrimp from heat. Add parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and a splash of the reserved pasta water. Add the fresh tomatoes, toss with the sauce, and serve.

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