Shrimp Scampi with Pad Thai Noodles

This is a standard shrimp scampi with a little bit of a twist. Instead of pasta, I used brown rice pad thai noodles. WOW. Just WOW. This will go into the book of amazing happy accidents. Amanda wanted a gluten free noodle for this meal, and we just happened to have a box of brown rice pad thai noodles forgotten in a corner in my cabinet. Forgotten no more. And now a legend. Pad Thai noodles are great for sauce stick and have a texture that amplifies the lemon garlic base sauce. Think little flavor explosions. Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!

*Note- White wine is also commonly used in scampi. I did not have any on hand. So no white wine. No much of a loss, in my opinion.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled
  • 1 box Brown Rice Pad Thai Noodles
  • 1 Knot of Garlic
  • 2 Lemons Juiced
  • 5 Tbsp Butter, Seperated

Prep: 5 minutes

  • Squeeze LEMON juice, and chop GARLIC. Lots and lots of GARLIC. Marinate Shrimp in 1/4 cup Lemon Juice.
Marinate Shrimp in Lemon Juice

Cook: 10 Minutes

  • Boil the PAD THAI NOODLES. Cook. Strain. Rinse with cold water. Strain. Set aside.
  • While the NOODLES are cooking, make the LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP. On Medium Low heat, start by melting 3 tbsp of BUTTER in a cast iron pan.
  • Soften Garlic. 3 Minutes.
Soften Garlic in Butter for 3 minutes
  • Add SHRIMP, 2 tbsp BUTTER, and the rest of the LEMON juice. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Shrimp, Butter, and Lemon juice in the pan
Cover and simmer 5 minutes
Ready for Noodles
  • Mix in BROWN RICE PAD THAI NOODLES with the LEMON GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional).
Noodles in the pan with the shrimp. Garnished with parsley
  • Plate and EAT. I finished with Parmesan and basil. You do you.

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