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Shrimp Scampi Pasta

Looking for a quick and easy fancy dinner that will impress just about anyone? This Shrimp Scampi Pasta will not only impress the ones you love, but satisfy everyones craving for a rich shrimp scampi dish that is lighter on the waistline!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 package of Dreamfields Spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 3 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/2 cup of white wine
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chicken/fish/vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil (make sure you salt your water). Once the water comes to a boil put in the spaghetti. Cook until al dente (according to package).
  • In a skillet, on medium heat add butter and olive oil cook until butter is melted (about 1 minute). Then add the lemon pepper seasoning, thinly sliced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cover and let this marry for a few minutes (5 minutes) (make sure that the butter and garlic do not burn)!
  • Add white wine to the pan and stir. Let the wine cook out of the dish (about 5 minutes) then add shrimp. Cover and cook on medium for 2-3 minutes.
  • While shrimp is cooking mix together teaspoon chicken stock with 1 teaspoon cornstarch. Set to the side.
  • Stir the shrimp, and then push them against the pan to create a hole. Turn the heat off on the stove burner. Whisk in cornstarch liquid mixture making sure that it doesn't get lumpy. Sprinkle half of the fresh parsley in the pan. Mix everything well. Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Plate spaghetti and then generously dish out shrimp and sauce over pasta. Serve with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!

Notes

*If you omit the pasta and the stock using water instead for the cornstarch slurry this can be served as a Gluten Free dish.
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