Easy Shrimp Scampi – This recipe is so fast and delicious and requires little time to make. The perfect pasta dish in a hurry!
It is a great weeknight to have some pasta, but then again any night of the week is a great time to have some pasta…Especially when you throw in some shrimp and a tasty white wine sauce.
But let me ask you something…
Am I the only person that feels as though Shrimp Scampi is one of those recipes that sounds so elegantly complicated when you say it by name that you do not dare to even give it a try because you are almost 100% sure that you will mess it up. I mean let’s face it, anytime you the see the word shrimp followed by scampi don’t you just think that you will have to have graduated from some fancy culinary school to even try it.
Well surprisingly this actually is a very easy recipe to master and it makes use of ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. I love a recipe that does not require me to make an extra trip to the store for ingredients!
Easy Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 whole medium onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 cup white wine
- juice of 2 whole lemons
- red pepper flakes, to taste
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces angel hair pasta
- dried or fresh chopped basil, to taste
- dried or fresh chopped parsley, to taste
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional topping)
Boil water for the angel hair pasta, you will want to have it hot and ready.
Heat olive oil and melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter in large skillet over medium heat.
Add the onions and garlic and cook for two to three minutes; until the onions are translucent.
Add in the shrimp, then stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
Squeeze in lemon juice and add in white wine, 2 Tablespoons/the rest of the butter, salt, pepper, basil, parsley, and red pepper flakes. Stir and reduce heat to low.
Throw angel hair pasta into the boiling water. Cook until just done/al dente, when done drain and reserve a cup or two of the pasta water.
Remove skillet from heat. Add pasta and toss, adding a splash of pasta water if it needs to be thinned. Taste for seasonings, adding salt and pepper if needed. Top with grated Parmesan if you would like and Enjoy!