Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Okey dokey, Artichokie. I told you I’d post the shrimp scampi recipe—guided by my Taste-o-Meter, remember, not so much actual measurements—and then it plumb went out of my head. (Given this is a foodie blog, shouldn’t that be “plum went out of my head”?).

Anyway, a quick post today since DH and I have to take London and Brooklyn to the airport. They are headed off to her parents for another round of Christmas food and presents.

Back to the business at hand: I hesitated putting this recipe in because it just struck me that I wouldn’t want to eat anything with “hair” in the title, but then again, I didn’t name that pasta. Maybe the angel part obviates the hair part.

8 oz Angel Hair pasta

½ c butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 lg cloves garlic, sliced

1 # shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 t dried basil

1 c dry white wine

¼ t pepper

1 c asiago cheese, divided

1 T chopped fresh basil

Cook pasta. Melt butter in large saucepan over med heat. Stir in garlic and shrimp. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3-5 minutes. Stir in wine and pepper. Bring to boil and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Mix shrimp with pasta in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with ¾ cup cheese and basil. Serve remaining cheese on the side. Serves 4.

Delish with a salad and some crusty garlic (of course!) bread.

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  1. Sounds absolutely delicious with a glass of wine and a crusty French baguette. I really like the asiago you've included in this recipe! :)

  2. Cristina, in all modesty, I can say it is delicious! ;-) Not a date night meal, maybe, but the garlic is good for body and soul.