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Pasta and Shrimp, yes please!

March 30, 2011

Although we’ve had torrential rain the past few days, we can’t forget the wonderful news that it is officially spring!  With the slightly warmer weather that we had last week I was in the mood to make a dinner that reminded me of the beach and warmer days to come.  For me that involves seafood and citrus.  Coincidentally, on a recent rerun of Barefoot Contessa, Scott and I watched Ina Garten make this amazing shrimp pasta that had us both drooling.  I made a mental note that the hubs actually wanted to try this dish, and the next time I headed to the grocery store I picked up all the necessary ingredients to give it a try.

The best thing about any shrimp dish is that it cooks so quickly, so this meal, which feels kinda fancy, is perfect for a hectic weeknight or a great option if you’re having company.  The recipe is great as is, but I added a sprinkle of Italian Bread crumbs and some grated Parmesan Cheese just to give it a little more flavor (I’ve seen Giada do this to pasta before so I knew it would work).

Lemon Parmesan Pasta and Roasted Shrimp

i n g r e d i e n t s :

1 pound of shrimp, peeled
and deveined
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
Half pound of whole-wheat
angel hair pasta
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tsp Italian Bread Crumbs
1 tsp Parmesan Cheese, grated

d i r e c t i o n s :

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2.  Place shrimp on a sheet pan with roughly 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Toss together and spread them out into one layer.  Roast for 5 to 8 minutes or until they’re pink and cooked through.

3.  While shrimp cook, drizzle olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the pasta and cook until al dente, about three minutes.  Drain the pasta and reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid.

4.  Quickly toss the pasta with the melted butter, a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest and juice 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper, 1/4 cup of reserved cooking liquid and bread crumbs and Parmesan.

5. Add the shrimp and serve while hot.

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PRINT 4 x 6 RECIPE CARD HERE

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Recipe Chefs permalink
    March 30, 2011 10:28 am

    Excellent post thanks for sharing. I found a great New York deli recipe. Feel free to check it out.

    New York Deli Sandwiches

  2. April 6, 2011 9:01 am

    This looks lovely. Great, great photo!

  3. April 10, 2011 4:35 am

    Shrimps on pasta! thats looks so heavenly delicious!

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