I'm not 100% certain this would be considered a true shrimp scampi pasta, but hey, it's my recipe and my blog and I'm going to call it whatever I want :)
Whatever YOU want to call it is fine with me, just make sure you try it. It's another simple and delicious meal idea that I think everyone will enjoy. And if you aren't a shrimp fan, use chicken instead, it will taste just as good.
Shrimp Scampi Pasta
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
10oz angel hair pasta
1/2 lb (31/40 count) shrimp (I used frozen shrimp, defrosted and tails removed)
Lemon pepper seasoning (to taste - I used about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 jalapeno, thinly sliced or chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup white wine
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
fresh chopped parsley
grated parmesan cheese
Place the shrimp in a bowl and season with lemon pepper seasoning; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeno and allow to cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally (you might need to turn down the heat, don't let it burn). Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the white wine. Add the butter and lemon juice and stir to combine everything. Add the shrimp, tossing to coat. Add drained pasta to the skillet and toss to coat. Sprinkle in parsley and parmesan if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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