Simple Shrimp Scampi Pasta by Heather & Toney Gantt
A yummy, satisfying shrimp pasta that is easy and fast to make, especially on those long hard days of work when your tired, but the entire family is starving!
- 1 Pound Medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 oz Angel Hair Pasta ((You may use Fettuccine, or any other pasta to your liking) )
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 cups fresh chopped spinach leafs
- 5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil ((Do not be scared to add extra if it looks to dry for your liking))
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 cup White Wine, or white cooking wine
- 1/4 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 2 tsp. Minced garlic (if you are a garlic lover like me, you may add to taste)
- 1 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook your preferred pasta according to package instructions. Make sure you drain well when finished.
2. Season your peeled and deveined shrimp with your Kosher salt and Fresh ground pepper, to taste, and set to the side.
3. Add your EVOO to a medium skillet, on medium heat add your garlic and saute in olive oil for about a minute. Do not over cook garlic, it will burn fast.
4. Reduce heat slightly, then add your wine, lemon juice, oregano, Italian seasoning, parsley, red pepper flakes, and spinach. Stirring frequently until fragrant, around 1 or 2 minutes.
5. Add your shrimp that you have set aside. (I use frozen already cooked shrimp so I just have to cook until heated). If cooking uncooked, make sure you cook until pink!
6. Add your noodles to the skillet, and toss around with your shrimp mixture.
7. Serve with an extra sprinkle of parsley if desired, and fresh Parmesan cheese!
*I have made this recipe without the wine, and actually do quit often. The wine does not have to be used! Sometimes I add some already cooked ready to eat crab meat and makes this dish even more delish! I personally make this recipe with Ronzoni Super Green Pasta, and it is AMAZING! You can Literally Smell the greens in this pasta while it cooks!