The shrimp are sweet and the spaghetti is tangy. What's not to love. Serve this one up for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day.
Spaghetti with lemon and Parmesan is just too delicious to eat alone. Add shrimp to this dish to make it restaurant worthy.
Giada is one of my favorite chefs to follow and what I love most about her cooking is that her recipes are easy, with simple ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. She has several variations of lemon spaghetti and they are all delicious. If you love the taste of lemons, this is a winner.
Citrus and seafood make up this dish and it can be served in under 30 minutes. Pair it with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for a romantic meal or make a quick meal for the family.
Shrimp Scampi with Lemon Spaghetti
- 1 box Barilla spaghetti
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 lemons, juiced
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- Kosher salt & cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 pound medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons butter
Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Once cooked al dente, drain the pasta being sure to reserve one cup of the cooking liquid.
Over medium heat, melt the butter and add the shrimp. Season the shrimp with salt, pepper and parsley. Cook the shrimp for about four minutes per side. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and zest. Toss the pasta and shrimp with the lemon sauce adding some of the cooking liquid to moisten as needed.
Serves 4. Total time: 20 minutes.
Adapted from Giada de Laurentis. Check out Giada's cookbooks in my online store.