Simple Shrimp Scampi

This simple version of the go-to favorite, shrimp scampi, is easy to prepare but looks like the creation of a professional chef. Want to make your own Shrimp Butter with the leftover shells? Find out how here: http://www.flaquaculture.com/blog/post/how-to-clean---prepare-fresh-shrimp.

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This recipe and its images were shared from the blog The Pioneer Woman. Check out more of her delectable creations here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/category/all-pw-recipes.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic Cloves, Minced Or Pressed
  • 1 pound Large Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 2 whole Lemons
  • 4 dashes Hot Sauce (I Used Tabasco; More To Taste)
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 8 ounces, weight Angel Hair Pasta
  • Chopped Fresh Basil To Taste
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley, To Taste
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Boil water for pasta; have it ready.

Heat olive oil and melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for two or three minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add shrimp, then stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Squeeze in lemon juice. Add wine, butter, salt and pepper, and hot sauce. Stir and reduce heat to low.

Throw angel hair pasta into the boiling water. Cook until just done/al dente. Drain, reserving 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 and minced parsley and serve immediately.