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Lemony Shrimp Scampi

This is a lighter version of shrimp scampi , unlike regular shrimp scampi recipe , which uses butter quite a bit . I only used 1 tbsp. of butter in this recipe . And for you out there who loves the strong lemon tastes , this is perfect for you . My husband loves it , he’s always into lemons .. LOL , and to my surprised , i love it too .. i am not so much into lemony food , but this shrimp scampi is pretty delicious !!

You will need :

3/4 lbs of linguine, cook according to the direction to al dente

1 lb of fresh shrimp , with the shell still on , reserve the shells to make shrimp stock ( deveined the shrimp too )

6 garlic cloves , grated

2 large lemons , juiced

5 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 onion , chopped

bunch of parsley

1. First clean the shrimp , and reserve the shells in a small pot , then add chopped onion and enough water to make at least 1 cup of shrimp stock . Let it boil , then simmer for 20 minutes , while you prepare the rest .

2. In a large bowl , mix the minced / grated garlic and olive oil , lemon juice and zest , and then add the shrimps that’s already cleaned , and mix them all well with your hand . Marinate for few minutes .

3. Bring water to a boil , add salt , and the pasta , cook according to the direction .Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water .

4. Heat a skillet to hot , then add your shrimp ( you should hear it sizzles ) , then cook about 3 minutes , transfer into a clean plate . Add the rest of the marinate into the skillet , cook for few minutes , add 1 cup of shrimp stock , and 1/2 cup of pasta water , bring to boil , til it reduce a little , then add 1tbsp. butter , mix well . Add the shrimp and pasta , mix well , sprinkle with chopped italian parsley .

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