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Kickin’ Skillet Scampi with Linguine

Description

Excerpted From Cast Iron Cooking By Dwayne Ridgaway — Quarry Books

Scampi is so easy. They take simply a little prep time with the shrimp but, from there, combine intense flavors into an easy, one-skillet meal. From stove to table, this takes about 30 minutes.

Course:
Entrée
Servings:
6
Level:
Beginner
Occasion:
Year Round
  • Prep Time:
    20 mins
  • Cook Time:
    5-7 mins
  • Ready In:
    5 mins

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds linguine
  • 5 tablespoons good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic (about 8 or 9 cloves)
  • 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation Directions

  1. Bring to a boil a large pot of water seasoned with 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, add the linguine, and cook until al dente, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Drain, run under cool water, drain again, place the linguine back in the pot and toss 1 tablespoon olive oil. Set aside, keeping warm.
  3. Melt the butter with the remaining olive oil in a 10” to 13” well seasoned cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  4. Add the shrimp, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and the pepper; sauté until the shrimp begin to turn pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese.
  5. Pour the shrimp mixture over the cooked linguine, tossing to combine, and serve immediately.

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