Crevettes Scampi Pâtes / Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Crevettes Scampi Pâtes or Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Pasta is on my list of romance food.  Last fall when I was researching my dinner club theme, I did some research on romantic food and was surprised that pasta did not show up in the top twenty most romantic foods list.  How can pasta not be romantic?  If it’s good enough for Lady and The Tramp, it’s good enough for me!

This recipe is inpired by a friend of mine.  Upon hearing the February food blog theme, one day she slyly informed me that when two shrimps oppose eachother, it forms a heart.  And so, it does.  So let me slyly inform you.  When serving up this dish to your sweetie, lay your shrimp on the bed of noodles and cozy them up together to form a heart.  If your sweetie is paying attention, then I’de say you’re off to a good evening.

3 T. Olive oil
1/2 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp
4 cloves garlic
1/2 t; dried hot red pepper flakes
1/2 C. dry white wine
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2 T. butter
2 handfuls of angel hair pasta or linguine
1/4 C. chopped parsley
When preparing your noodles, bring the water to a boil and salt it.  Add your pasta and cover with lid askew to let the steam out.  Meanwhile, heat the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat until hot and add shrimp.  Cook until shrimp is cooked through, about two or three minutes, turning once.  Transfer shrimp to a large pasta bowl.  Immediately add garlic, red pepper flakes, wine, salt and pepper to skillet and cook over high heat, stirring mixture for about a minute.  Add butter to skillet and stir until melted.  Turn off heat.  Add shrimp back to mixture.
When noodles are done, drain all water except one cup.  Add noodles to skillet with shrimp mixture and gently toss until noodles are coated.  Scoop noodles out into bowls and sprinkle with chopped parsley.  Serve warm.


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