Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

This is a great version of shrimp scampi and it couldn't be simpler.  It's very fast and easy to cook and light and delicious, not heavy and greasy like some scampi.  Linguini, angel hair, or penne rigate pasta work equally well in this dish.

2 lbs
peeled medium shrimp
1 lb
pasta of your choosing
1 tbl
1 tbl
olive oil (the best you have)
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
garlic cloves, finely chopped

zest of a lime

juice from a lime

canola oil & salt for the pasta water

This recipe comes together very quickly but if you have all your ingredients ready when you start and you have the butter and olive oil hot and ready for the garlic at the same time you are adding the pasta to the water it works out perfectly.

Heat a pot of salted water with some canola oil to boiling.  Just before the water comes to a boil heat the butter and olive oil over medium high heat in a large frying pan with tall sides.  Add the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for one minute making sure not to burn the garlic.  Add the shrimp and cook for about three minutes or until they are pink and cooked through.  Turn off the heat, add the lime juice and zest, and stir well.  About this time the pasta should be ready.  Drain the pasta well and add it to the shrimp mixture.  Stir to combine.  Serve.