Shrimp and lemon spaghetti

Tart and tasty shrimp on a bed of spaghetti

Shrimp and lemon spaghetti
Shrimp and lemon spaghetti

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp:

  • 1

    T olive oil

  • 3/4

    lb large shrimp peeled and deveined

  • 1/4

    teas salt

  • 1/8

    teas pepper

  • For the pasta:

  • 1

    lb spaghetti

  • 1/2

    teas kosher salt

  • 2/3

    c olive oil

  • 2/3

    c parmesan cheese plus more for topping

  • 1

    T grated lemon zest

  • 1/2

    c fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4

    teas pepper

  • 1/3

    c chopped fresh basil

  • 2

    T capers fried

Directions

Make the shrimp in a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Add to the preheated pan in a single layer. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Set aside. Make the pasta and cook for about 8 minutes, drain and reserve 1 cup pasta water. Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, parmesan, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend. Ti\oss the pasta with the lemon sauce, shrimp and reserved cooking liquid adding 1/4 c at a time if needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the basil. Garnish with fried capers and more parmesan. To fry capers: drain and rinse very well. Heat 1/4 inch olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the capers and fry about two minutes until they have popped open and are golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towel.

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