When Spaghi offered to share with us this simple and delicious dish, we jumped at the opportunity. Lemony garlicy goodness in a bowl! Try it out today, it could just become a new family favorite. Recipe serves 4-5 portions.
1 pack linguine or spaghetti pasta (500g)
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon pepper flakes (optional)
500 g peeled shrimp (medium size)
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon lemon Juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside, and reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. Heat olive oil and two tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook gently until fragrant.
Add the shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink.
Add the pasta water and linguine pasta to the pan, with the remaining butter, Parmesan, and parsley. Stir until mixed and butter is melted. Add the lemon juice before serving and serve while hot. Garnish with more fresh parsley and lemon wedges.