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Lemon Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

This is a staple dish everyone should make. Very Easy and tasty. Doesn't require skill or many ingredients. 

Taste: 5/5 (1 AWFUL 5 AMAZING)

Skill: 1/5 (1 EASY - 5 HARD) 

Time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼lbs of peeled / deveined shrimp
  • 12oz angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cloves worth of minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup finely shredded parmesan

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta in salted water (aprrox. 5 mins). Reserve ½ cup of pasta water before draining. 
  2. In a large Pan, heat up olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. 
  3. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. (i recommend removing the tails before cooking)
  4. Saute for 2 minutes, add minced garlic and continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes until the shrimp is fully cooked. 
  5. Toss the drained pasta into the mixture of shrimp and the ½ of the reserved pasta water, add the lemon zest and juice.
  6. Add more pasta water little by little. and toss in the parsley and basil. 
  7. Serve in shallow bowls and garnish with parmesan cheese, and a pinch more of parsley and basil. 

And thats it! enjoy this restaurant quality dish and impress your family effortlessly.