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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Scampi Pasta


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  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/4 milk white wine OR chicken stock if you don't want to use alcohol
  • 1/4 freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 TBS salted butter
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed or grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


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Step 1

1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain well.
2. In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over a medium-high heat.
3. Add in the shrimp, cajun seasoning, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.
4. Stir periodically, until fully cooked-about three minutes.
5. Stir in wine or chicken stock and the fresh lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.
6. Lower to a simmer; remove from heat and stir in pasta, lemon zest, HALF a cup of the parmesan cheese and mix until fully incorporated.
7. Top with the last half cup of parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
8. Serve immediately.


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