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Pasta with Rosemary Shrimp Scampi

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 pound large (31 to 35) peeled and deveined frozen shrimp, tails on (if desired), thawed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add shrimp to pot, and stir. Immediately drain spaghetti and shrimp, and set aside (the shrimp will continue to cook).

  2. Step 2

    In same pot, heat oil over medium. Add garlic, rosemary, and red-pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until garlic is golden, 1 to 3 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove from heat; return pasta and shrimp to pot. Add lemon juice and enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

Source
Everyday Food, December 2008

Reviews (8)

  • 31 Jul, 2013

    I have a question. Is it ok to eat shrimp like this? I think it is bit under cooked... but not so sure..

    I am eating it now.. and it is tasty.. but I hope I don't get sick by tomorrow?

  • 13 Nov, 2011

    Absolutely easy and delicious.

  • 21 Aug, 2011

    Just made this tonight and fiancee gobbled it up. It was easy and delicious. I added a bit little more garlic and oil.

  • 4 Jan, 2011

    I love this meal, it is so perfect, so easy and so healthy. I always had twice the garlic and a tadge mnore olive oil. Today I was out of lemon juice and rosemary, so I used thyme and lime juice instead. Just as faulous too!

  • 8 Jan, 2010

    I actually threw in some halved cherry tomatos for a little color/sweetness. It turned out wonderfully! such a easy, delicious pasta dinner.

  • 18 Dec, 2009

    I used a little more garlic but otherwise, this is perfect.

  • 18 Dec, 2009

    And I forgot to mention: Use only olive oil as it just makes this recipe.

  • 15 Dec, 2009

    This was super-easy and very tasty. I love that it used only one pot, uses ingredients that you have in your pantry, and goes from stove to table in just under 30 min. ?