It makes sense that this garlic shrimp scampi is one of the first recipes I wanted to share on Coined Cuisine.
Can we talk about how underrated shrimp is in our own kitchens? There’s been many a time that I come home from work and realize that I forgot to defrost my meat… then I check my freezer and do a quick praise report when I spot some shrimp.
It defrosts in literal minutes, cooks in even less time, and is super nutritious and tasty. I’ve subbed shrimp for almost any recipe, too – tacos, fried rice, nachos, pasta… okay, now that I’ve completely redone Bubba’s speech about the best protein ever, let’s get straight to this recipe.
Your tastebuds will love this Garlic Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta. It’s light, healthy, and super tasty. I normally use up whatever veggies I have left in the refrigerator; try adding some chopped mushrooms or sundried tomatoes.
In addition, this lemon-garlic olive oil sauce is divine. Unlike a heavy alfredo, it goes perfectly with the thin angel hair pasta without being overpowering. Don’t forget the lemon juice and grated parmesan cheese as a finishing touch!
This whole meal comes together in less than 15 minutes, so you’ll have dinner on the table in no time. Serve with your favorite white wine for the ultimate experience. Let me know in the comments – do you guys share my love of shrimp?
Garlic Shrimp Scampi over Angel Hair Pasta
- 4 oz angel hair pasta
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 oz broccoli florets
- 5 oz cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 tbsp salted butter
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup grated parmesan (optional)
- Bring a pot of water and salt to a rolling boil. Add angel hair pasta and cook through to al dente; drain and set aside.
- Pour about a tablespoon of olive oil into a skillet on medium heat.
- Add broccoli and tomatoes; season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sauté for 4 – 5 minutes and set aside.
- Add the butter, white wine, lemon juice, and the rest of the olive oil to the same skillet.
- As the mixture begins to boil, add shrimp. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 2 minutes, until shrimp is pink on each side.
- Add veggies back into the skillet and baste the meat and veggies using the scampi liquid. Place pasta in the skillet and stir to cover with sauce.
- Garnish with a spritz of lemon juice and optional parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
The Coined Breakdown
- Total Cost (serving size: 2): $9.52
- Total Cost per plate: $4.76
- Those Other Guys: $6.99 per plate