From the Recipe Box: Cafe Sicilia's Shrimp Scampi
Jul 08, 2015 03:48PM
Shrimp Scampi - serves 3 to 4
Submitted by Cafe Sicilia
3/4 pound linguine pasta
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 shallots, finely diced
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
zest of half a lemon
Juice of one lemon
pinch of red pepper flakes
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Remember to salt the water generously!
Drain the pasta but reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil, add 2 tablespoons butter to the oil. Sauté the shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes until translucent. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Add them to the pan, cook until the shrimp turn pink (about 3 minutes depending on the size of the shrimp). Be careful not to overcook the shrimp! Remove the shrimp from the pan and keep warm. Deglaze the pan with the wine and lemon juice. Add the remaining EVOO and butter to the pan. Once the butter has melted add the cooked pasta, shrimp, lemon zest and parsley. If the pasta is too dry add the reserved pasta water to the pan a little at a time until the right amount of sauce is achieved. Check the seasoning. Drizzle over a little more EVOO and serve immediately.
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