From My Kitchen: Shrimp Pasta

I love a good shrimp dish. Not only are shrimp low in calories, and pretty darn delicious, but most of the time, a shrimp dish is pretty fast and easy to make. This one is no exception. The recipe is a close cousin to Shrimp Scampi, with just a couple of additions. It’s very easy to make, even for a beginner at the stove. It is a perfect dish for a quick weekday dinner, or even for a friends and/or family get together. You will shine!

What you’ll need:

In a large pot, heat 2 tbsp of the butter. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Add 2 tsp of the garlic and cook for one more minute. Remove shrimp and garlic, and set aside. Add the remaining 2 tsp of butter, shallot, red pepper flakes, and the remaining garlic. Cook for 4 minutes.

Add white wine, stir, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer. Simmer for 4 minutes. repeat the same step with the 1/2 & 1/2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add cooked pasta and stir to combine. Transfer the pasta and sauce to bowl, plates or a big serving bowl. Top off with shrimp mix. Add parmesan cheese if desired.

Bon appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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