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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Scampi Pasta!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine OR chicken stock if you dont want to use alcohol
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6 garlic cloves pressed or grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions& drain well.
  • In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter over a medium-high heat.
  • Add in the shrimp, cajun seasoning, olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  • Stir periodically, until fully cooked- about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in wine OR chicken stock and the fresh lemon juice; season with salt and pepper
  • 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.
  • Top with the last half cup of parmesan cheese & chopped parsley
  • Serve immediately
  • ENJOY!