|The Feast of the 7 Fishes...|
note, there are 8 dishes!
|Janice (L.) and Carmela Soprano (R.)|
Recipe for Shrimp Scampi
Serves 4. Can easily be halved. Active time 10 minutes. Total Time 20 minutes.
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb peeled and deveined large shrimp (raw; 20 to 25 per lb)
8 large garlic cloves, left unpeeled and forced through a garlic press
1/2 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry white wine
Zest of 1 whole lemon
Freshly Squeezed Juice of 1 whole lemon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 lb capellini (angel-hair pasta)
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Bring a 6- to 8-quart pot of salted to a boil.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes, and transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Add garlic to oil remaining in skillet along with red pepper flakes, wine, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Add butter to skillet, stirring until melted, and stir in shrimp. Remove skillet from heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 3 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water, then drain pasta in a colander.
Toss pasta well with shrimp mixture, lemon zest and parsley in the skillet, adding some of reserved cooking water if necessary to keep moist.
Divide into bowls and serve with a loaf of crusty peasant bread and a green salad.