Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Buttered Breadcrumbs

Another hit!  So good my four-year-old asked for extra shrimp for dessert.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Buttered Breadcrumbs
Inspired by Pioneer Woman Cooks
Serves 4.

8 ounces dry spaghetti
1/4 c. plus 2 T. butter, divided
1/2 c. sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
small pinch red pepper flakes
juice of 1 large lemon
1/2 c. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
salt to taste

Cook spaghetti in salted water according to package directions. 

Melt 1/4 c. butter in a large skillet.  Add onion and saute until soft.  Add garlic, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and shrimp.  Saute until shrimp is opaque.  Stir in parsley and add salt to taste.

While the shrimp cooks, melt the remaining butter in a small skillet.  Add fresh breadcrumbs and saute until toasted.

When the spaghetti finishes cooking, drain and put into a pasta bowl.  Pour shrimp mixture over and top with toasted breadcrumbs. 

If you have Maldon sea salt flakes, they are a great finish on top!


Nike Athena said...

I need you to put pictures on your recipes so I can pin them. They all sound amazing! The only options it gives me is your picture or the one of you and Caitlyn and I'd feel creepy pinning multiple pictures of your kid for the benefit of awesome recipes from someone I trust. =)

kbeeps said...

I'll try to remember that. I almost took a picture of this one but the lighting in my kitchen is all wrong and things always come out looking less than appetizing.