Adapted from The Italian Country Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper
1 pound 21-25 shrimp, peeled, tail on
1 large lemon, cut into 8 wedges
4 fat cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
¼ cup pine nuts
3 tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
6 julienned sundried tomatoes preserved in oil, give a quick rinse
A good pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
Put the shrimp in a large bowl and cover with 4 cups cold water and add 2 tbsp coarse salt.
Put in fridge and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Then rinse well, pat dry and put in a large bowl with the sundried tomatoes, chopped Italian parsley and a good swirl extra virgin olive oil
Heat a couple of good swirls extra virgin olive oil in a large cast iron skillet.
Add the chopped garlic to the pan and let cook about five minutes, until the garlic gets golden and remove from the pan. Add the pine nuts to the pan and let saute til golden about five minutes. Remove from the pan.
In a large bowl , toss the shrimp with the chopped parsley, a bit more extra virgin olive oil , the sundried tomatoes. Raise the heat under the pan to medium high. When the olive oil looks wavy add the shrimp to the hot pan with the toasted garlic and pine nuts and cook til the shrimp turn pink. It won’t take long!
Add the lemon wedges and toss well.
Serves 3 generously.
This is wonderful with fresh arugula dressed with a zesty lemon vinaigrette.
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