Easy Recipe for Delicious Spicy Shrimp Scampi with a Twist!

“Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.” – Gordon Ramsay

We just love pasta with shrimp.. Or steak & shrimp… or really anything with shrimp! We love shrimp! This is a really easy & fast dish to make to add to any pasta or vegetable dish, or as an accompaniment to meat. Ok, you can even just eat this as an appetizer… it’s so good friends.

If you follow me at all, you know I love to change up a traditional recipe and give it a Jean or Dave twist, and of course this recipe is no different. Dave & the boys like a bit of spice to their food, so we decide to add some red pepper flakes and fresh ground pepper to this already amazing dish. But we didn’t stop there! If you recall, I just did a recipe for roasted garlic and infused garlic olive oil… yep, you guessed it! We use the oil & cloves to add that extra special oompf! You will love this recipe friends, so be sure to let me know how you enjoyed it in the comments!

Watch me make this delicious recipe at my YouTube Channel below!

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Ingredients: Yields 4 ~ 2 cup servings approximately

1 ~ 12 ounce bag of cooked extra large, peeled & deveined shrimp with or without the tails on

1~ 1 pound bag of angel hair OR thin OR regular spaghetti noodles, cooked. 

¼ cup Garlic Infused Olive Oil~ see recipe

Roasted garlic~ about 3 bulbs worth

½ cup chicken broth

4 TBSP salted butter

2 TBSP lemon juice OR juice from 1 large lemon 

½ tsp pink Himalayan salt

½ tsp red pepper flakes

¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper

Fresh parsley

Marinara sauce~ Click link for my easy homemade recipe!

Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Watch my super easy YouTube video on how to make roasted garlic and garlic infused olive oil!

1. Fill a large stock pot about ¾ way full with water, add 1 tsp salt; bring to a rolling boil and add pasta; cook following package instructions. Drain and return to the pot with some butter and olive oil so it doesn’t stick.

2. While water is boiling, in a large cast iron skillet or stainless steel skillet, heat 2 TBSP of the butter and all the olive oil; make sure butter is melted.

3. Toss the shrimp in and add all seasonings; toss to evenly coat the shrimp.

4. Cook for about 2 minutes and turn; cook an additional 2 minutes.

5. Add the remaining ingredients and cooked for about 3 to 5 minutes stirring to blend evenly.

6. When done, place about 2 cups of the pasta on a plate, top with desired amount of marinara sauce, take about 6 to 8 shrimp and place on top and garnish with shredded parmesan cheese.

Enjoy with a salad & some delicious sourdough bread and dip in infused olive oil.

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