Sesame Shrimp Scampi

This dish has a great balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Don't be tempted to skip the brining step. It gives the shrimp a wonderful fresh taste and texture.
Sesame Shrimp Scampi
Sesame Shrimp Scampi

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 8

    cups ice water

  • 3

    tbsp kosher salt

  • 2

    pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 50 shrimp)

  • 12

    ounces uncooked fettuccine

  • 1/4

    cup water

  • 2

    tbsp cornstarch

  • 1/2

    cup shitake sesame vinaigrette (such as Annie's Natural)

  • 1

    tbsp peanut oil

  • 1 1/2

    tsp butter

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1

    tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

1. Combine 8 cups ice water and salt in a large bowl, stirring until salt dissolves. Add shrimp; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Drain shrimp; discard brine. Rinse and pat dry. 2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and keep warm. 3. Combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add vinaigrette, stirring with whisk until well blended. 4. heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add shrimp to pan; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add butter and garlic to pan; stir-fry 1 minute. Reduce heat to low. Add cornstarch mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Serve shrimp mixture over pasta; sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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