Thursday, May 3, 2007

Shrimp Scampi Suji's Style

I love Ina Garten and her recipes. I saw her Shrimp Scampi and decided to come up with my own version. I made this a little spicy because, well because that's just how I like it but you can adjust the spicyness per your taste:).

Extra Large Shrimp - 12 cleaned and deveined
Angel Hair Pasta - 1/2 lb
Shallots - 1/2 cup minced
Garlic - 3 Tbs minced
Juice of one lemon
Basil - 1tsp dried
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes - 1 tsp
Parmesan Cheese - 1Tbs
Salt - to taste
Butter - 1tsp
Olive oil - as needed

Marinate shrimp with 1tsp minced garlic, little bit of lemon juice, salt and the red chilli powder and keep it aside. In a shallow pan heat olive oil and add the shrimp and cook :2-3 minutes per side. WHile you are cooking the shrimp, cook the pasta per package directions.

Take the shrimp out ( do not throw the marinade away yet). In the same pan, add butter. Add dried red chilli flakes and garlic and shallots. Add little bit salt and saute till soft. Turn the flame to high and add the shrimp and the marinade and 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid and lemon juice.

Add the pasta to this and stir. Add parmesan cheese and basil. Remove from flame and serve with a side of garlic bread sticks.

I usually add freshly ground black pepper at the end just for the taste

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