|What a pleasant entree when|
your're lucky enough to have beautiful shellfish
such as this...
Prep: 5 Mins. |
Cook: 5 to 7 Mins.
Posted by Sandra
1/4 lb. angel hair pasta (1/4 of a box)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. shrimp/prawns – peeled and de-veined
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (divided)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
--Prepared garlic/cheese bread
If you are baking store-bought garlic/cheese bread, you may want to start baking it so it is done at the same time as your Superb Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta dish.
Cook angel hair pasta according to package directions; boil for about 5 minutes. Drain in colander, and set aside; while reserve 1/2 ladle of pasta water.
Meanwhile, while pasta is cooking, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-heat in a large non-stick skillet, and add garlic, shrimp, kosher salt and ground pepper to taste, and 1 tablespoon fresh parsley. Saute for about 2 minutes per side for shrimp, just until pink when they have a “loose curl” – (please do not overcook to a tight curl stage or they will be too tough). Toss in the drained angel hair pasta, parmesan cheese, and 1/2 ladle of pasta water; tossing to combine. Pour immediately onto a serving platter and top with the remaining tablespoon of fresh parsley, and serve with the garlic/cheese bread placed along side. ~ Enjoy!
Tip: If using large Alaska prawns as I have in the above-photograph, please increase the sautéing time to 3 minutes per side - And, if your shrimp are different sizes, cook the larger ones first for a minute or so before adding the smaller ones.