Friday, August 26, 2011

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi with Pasta and Asparagus

Here is another quick one dish meal that can be prepared any night of the week. It has some great flavors to add to the taste of the shrimp, like kalamata olives, white wine, and  feta cheese. Just remember to prep your ingredients before hand and while the pasta  and asparagus is cooking, you can quickly put together the shrimp mixture. This recipe can make 4 servings.


1/2 pound spaghetti
sea salt
1 pound medium to large shrimp deveined and peeled, tails removed
black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
couple pinches red pepper flakes
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Handful pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup white wine, (or chicken broth)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1 ladle of starchy pasta cooking water


Place a large pot of water on stove to boil. Salt water and cook pasta per directions on box and the last 6 minutes add the asparagus.

While the pasta water comes to a boil, heat olive oil in a deep skillet with garlic about 2 minutes. Add shrimp and season with black pepper cook about 4 minutes.

Add red pepper flakes, lemon juice, oregano, olives, wine, and parsley and cook together about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add a ladle of starchy pasta cooking water to shrimp sauce and stir to combine. Drain the pasta and asparagus and add to skillet. Let pasta and asparagus soak in the juices for a minute then toss with the feta cheese. Enjoy!

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