Lemon Parsley Pasta

Lemon Parsley Shrimp Pasta 

Yield: About 5 medium servings 

Total time: 25 minutes 



Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used Tiger shrimp)
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Juice from one lemon and/or 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound box of pasta-I used angel hair but any kind will work
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Save about 1 cup of the pasta water when pasta is finished.  Drain pasta.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large saute pan.  Saute the garlic for about 2 minutes or until golden.  Add the shrimp and let them cook about 5 minutes or until pink and curled.
  3. Add the lemon zest, parsley and chives to the shrimp.  If using white wine, add it now. Saute all for a couple more minutes or until all the shrimp are cooked through.  Taste and add salt and pepper.
  4. Combine shrimp sauce with pasta and add the fresh lemon juice.
  5. Serve with (loads of) freshly grated cheese on top.  Enjoy!

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