Shrimp & Crab Scampi

This recipes makes me want to start singing a love song! As long as I can remember, this has been my favorite, most decadent pasta I’ve ever made. Without a doubt, it’ll make you want to eat this “Lady and the Tramp” style with your sweetheart!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined, & tails removed
  • 1/4-1/2 lb cooked crab meat pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 large handfuls fresh basil
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced & 1 tbsp zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Recipe

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water before draining. Dry and season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Add oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, sear the shrimp 30 seconds on each side, and remove from the pan. To the pan, add 2 tbsp of the butter, garlic, and shallot, and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until caramelized. Add the basil and crushed red pepper, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Gently pour in the vegetable stock, lemon juice, and zest. Stir occasionally, and once the volume of the liquid is reduced by half, turn off the heat, and stir in the remaining butter. Add the shrimp, crab, parsley, pasta, and reserved pasta water. Cook on medium-low for 2 minutes, then plate. Top with Parmesan cheese.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1/3 of the recipe (makes 2-3 plates...depending on your preference): 679 calories, 36g fat, 54g carbs, 33g protein

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    This recipes makes me want to start singing a love song! As long as I can remember, this has been my favorite, most decadent pasta I’ve ever made. Without a doubt, it’ll make you want to eat this “Lady and the Tramp” style with your sweetheart!