Shrimp Scampi Pasta

dfsadfsfThis recipe is pretty awesome. It is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe that I found on pinterest. The recipe is from the site It makes 6 servings.







Shrimp Scampi Pasta

2 pounds  fresh shrimp, cleaned and deveined, and butterflied
1 pound angel hair pasta
1 diced tomatoes
6 whole garlic cloves
1 shallots, diced
1 pint heavy cream
1 cup dry white wine
olive oil
7 leaves fresh basil
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated

for the shrimp

2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, finely grated
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Pour enough olive oil in a large sauce pan to cover the bottom, turn to medium high heat. This is the only pot you’ll need for the sauce so it should be big. Soak the shrimp in milk and combine the dry ingredients (flour, 2 tablespoons cheese, salt, pepper). Coat the shrimp with the dry ingredients and let them fry in the olive oil, About 2 minutes per side until golden brown. The Flour that falls off the shrimp will add great flavor and consistency to the sauce. Add more oil as necessary, between batches of shrimp. Dab the shrimp with a paper towel, cover and set aside on range top to keep warm.

Add the garlic to the oil, stir for a few minutes, then turn the heat to medium low. Now add the wine and bring it to a boil. Then turn the heat to low and cover, let the wine reduce, about 10-15 minutes

In a separate pot, bring water to simmer. (for pasta later).

Add the cream, and bring it back to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 more minutes. While it is simmering dice your shallot and tomato, and chiffonade your basil. Now add the Basil, diced tomato, and remaining  2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Stir for a moment then add the fried shrimp, and remove the pan from heat. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Bring pasta pot to a boil and add angel hair and cook.

To plate, pour some sauce on a dish and arrange the shrimp around the bottom (10 or so), then take a ball of the pasta and plate that above the shrimp. garnish with a little parsley.

By my calculation: Per serving – Calories: 508, Total Fat: 16.8g, Sa.t Fat: 3.8g, Carb: 65.2g, Fiber: 8.6g, Protein: 28.4g


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