One of the things I loved about our 30 days together (besides the awesome NYC trip!) was how much time we got to spend just being together. It was great to have nowhere specific to be every night. That meant we had plenty of time to try out some of the many recipes I’ve had pinned on Pinterest for years. Some were just okay, but some were super delicious. I plan to share all the amazing ones with you! Beginning with the Pioneer Woman’s shrimp scampi!
Pioneer Woman’s Shrimp Scampi
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 lemons, halved
1/2 cup white wine
4 dashes hot sauce (I used Franks Red Hot)
Freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
8 oz angel hair pasta
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
Fresh parsley, minced
1. Boil water for the pasta and have it ready.
2. Melt the butter and heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add shrimp, then stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Squeeze in the lemon juice. Add the wine, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Stir and reduce the heat to low.
3. Throw the angel hair pasta into the boiling water. Cook until just al dente. Drain, reserving a cup or 2 of the pasta water.
4. Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the pasta and toss, adding a splash of pasta water if it needs to be thinned. Taste for seasoning, adding salt and pepper if needed. Top with the grated Parmesan and minced parsley and serve immediately.
I know this is a very summery looking recipe for me to be sharing as fall begins, but I mean, it’s the Pioneer Woman. And pasta. And shrimp. All wonderful things. So really there’s no wrong time of year to be sharing a recipe like this. 😉
As a side note… see that plate in the photo? That’s a piece of my grandmother’s china. We don’t pull out our china very often, but a romantic dinner candle lit over our 30 days seemed like the perfect time to use it. 🙂