Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

Yesterday our gas stove crapped out. One burner would not light and we were smelling gas, so I shut off the gas to the stove. Now we are waiting for the repair man to arrive. Meanwhile we still need to cook. We have a side burner on our outdoor grill which I use often to fry stuff so as not to pollute the inside of our house with greasy smells. I wanted to make pasta with shrimp. We had gone to the store and purchased some 50/50 salad fixings, half baby spinach and half lettuce. We stopped by our favorite bakery, Deux, for a baguette, so we were ready but no stove to cook on. I searched the web for suitable recipes and found this one, which only required one pot to cook everything. We made it last night and it is a keeper. Turned out great. In addition to making salad, I threw some of the salad into the pasta, which worked wonderfully. Yeah, I know you are not supposed to serve cheese with seafood, so what? Try this, it is really good and easy.

Here is a video of how to make this.

 

Serves: 2

Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta


INGREDIENTS

8 ounces, linguine pasta (I used spaghetti)
2 tablespoons, olive oil
6 tablespoons, butter (divided)
4 cloves, garlic – minced (I used 8 cloves but we like garlic)
1 teaspoon, red pepper flakes
1 1/4 pound, large shrimp
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon, Italian seasoning (I used oregano)
4 cups, baby spinach (I used our salad mix)
1/2 cup, parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons, parsley – chopped
1 tablespoon, lemon juice

METHOD

  1. In a large pot, cook the pasta in boiling water according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Using the same pan, heat olive oil and 2 Tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink. Add Italian seasoning and spinach and cook until wilted.
  4. Add the pasta back to the pot with the remaining butter, Parmesan, and parsley. Stir until mixed and butter is melted.
  5. Add the lemon juice before serving and serve while hot.

 

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