This fast garlic shrimp dish is tossed with angel hair pasta in a simple butter sauce with some red pepper flakes and parmesan. Clean flavors and ready in about 20 minutes!
1 pound large shrimp, peeled
2 cloves garlic, 1 sliced and 1 minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup white wine
1 lemon, juice only
8-10 ounces angel hair pasta
Red pepper flakes
Salt and Pepper
Parmesan cheese, garnish
- To prep the shrimp, peel the shells off and remove the tails. If the shrimp aren’t cleaned, run a paring knife down the back of each shrimp and rinse out any of the dirt in the shrimp vein. Toss shrimp with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 clove minced garlic. Let sit for a few minutes.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and pre-heat. When oil is hot add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes per side until the shrimp are mostly cooked through. It’s okay if they are still slightly pink in the center. Remove shrimp from skillet.
- Meanwhile, cook angel hair according to package instructions in salted water. See my how to cook angel hair pasta tutorial for perfect pasta.
- Add butter to skillet along with sliced garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook for a minute in the melted butter, being careful not to burn garlic.
- Add white wine and use the liquid to scrape up any bits stuck to the pan. Squeeze in lemon juice and return shrimp to the skillet. Toss to combine.
- Pull angel hair straight from the pot and add to the skillet. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup pasta water from cooking to help with sauce. Toss to combine.
- Serve pasta immediately garnished with parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
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