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How to Make Shrimp Scampi

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Whip up an impressive shrimp scampi in no time with Hungry's easy instructions!

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6 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 lemon, juice only
1/2 lb angel hair pasta, linguine or spaghetti
Salt, to taste
Black pepper to taste
Parsley, chopped for garnish
Basil leaves, chopped for garnish
Parmesan Reggiano, grated (optional)

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Have the pasta cooked and ready before starting the shrimp, since the scampi only takes a short bit to come together. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water.

2. In a large saute pan over medium heat, add 4 tbsp of the butter and olive oil. Once the butter has melted, add the onion and sweat until they are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add the shrimp, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cook just until the shrimp just start to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add the wine, lemon juice, pasta, remainder of the butter and ½ cup of the reserved pasta water. Cook for 1 minute more so that the pasta has a chance to absorb some sauce and heat through. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

3. Garnish with the parsley, basil and Parmesan (if desired) and serve immediately.

How to Make Shrimp Scampi
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