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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

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Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 15 minsServings: 4
Lemon, garlic and pasta is always a good idea. Toss in some shrimp, and this dinner idea will become a weeknight staple.

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in heavily salted water according to the package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of salted pasta water before draining.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat a skillet with olive oil. Add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Let cook for 2 minutes, then flip the shrimp over. Let cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. The shrimp are done when they turn form grey to opaque white and pink. Remove from the pan with tongs or a slotted spoon and set aside so they don’t over cook.
  4. Add the shallots to the pan with the remaining olive oil and sauté until translucent.
  5. Next, add the garlic and cook until it becomes fragrant; about 1 minute.
  6. Then add the white wine or broth. Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half.
  7. Stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  8. Add the shrimp and pasta to the skillet and toss until glossy with sauce.
  9. Add about ¼ cup of reserved pasta water to loosen up the sauce, if needed.
  10. Finish with parsley, flaky salt, black pepper and red chili flakes, if desired.

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