Monday, August 18, 2014

Kit's Easy Shrimp Scampi



1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb  large shrimp, peeled and deveined  (raw 20 to 25 per pound) 
3  garlic cloves, minced finely
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 cup Italian dressing (Not zesty)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 tablespoons butter 
1 pound spaghetti, linguini or capellini pasta 
1 good handful parsley, rolled and chopped finely



Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain pasta in a colander.While pasta is draining, heat a large skillet, add oil and heat over medium high heat. When oil is hot, sauté shrimp until just pink. About  1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. To same skillet, add garlic and pepper flakes, Italian dressing, salt, and pepper and cook over high heat, for about 2 minute. Stir in butter, add shrimp back in and toss to combine. Do not leave on heat or hot burner as shrimp will become rubbery.
Add parsley to pasta and toss with shrimp in large bowl. Add reserved cooking liquid as needed to keep pasta moist.Plate and serve with crusty bread and a salad.