Oh Shrimp Scampi. My love. My dear. One of my favorite meals in the world to eat. How I love thee.
Annnnd moving on. Shrimp Scampi is a great meal any day of the week. And if you happen to have leftovers, take them to work and make everyone else jealous of you. They will be. For sure. Because Garlic, and Butter, and Lemon, and Beer. I was going to finish that sentence but realized that’s all it needed. Just like the recipe.
Well and shrimp, and angel hair. Let’s get to the recipe!
- 1.5 lb Shrimp
- 16 oz Angel Hair
- 1 Head Garlic, minced
- 1/3 Medium White Onion, minced
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 2 Medium Lemons, juiced and separated into 1 cup portions
- 5 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
Prep – 15 Minutes
In a bowl combine SHRIMP, SALT, and 1 cup LEMON JUICE; mix and set aside. Dice RED BELL PEPPER. Mince GARLIC and WHITE ONION. Chop GREEN ONION
The Cook – 15 Minutes
Cook the ANGEL HAIR and set aside.
In a large pan melt BUTTER and add VEGETABLE OIL. Add RED BELL PEPPER and WHITE ONION and simmer until soft and onions starting to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add GARLIC and continue simmering until soft, about 2 minutes. Add BEER and Juice from 1 LEMON and bring back up to a simmer. Add in the GREEN ONION. Add SHRIMP and simmer until pink 4-5 minutes.
Combine in the ANGEL HAIR and mix thoroughly. Plate and top with Parmesan.
NOTE* It will feel like the lemon butter beer sauce is pretty thin and liquidy before adding the pasta. Don’t fear, all that angel hair is going to absorb the sauce and it will be a perfect.