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Florida Shrimp & Pasta for Ultimate Holiday Comfort

Author: Robin Draper
Date: December 11, 2016 12:00 am
Category: What to Eat
Type: Seafood and Main Course

Florida Gulf Shrimp & Lemony Pasta for Ultimate Holiday Comfort

Article written by Robin Draper, printed courtesy of Visit Sarasota.

Try this Florida Gulf Shrimp and Lemony Pasta recipe for the ultimate holiday comfort dish that is simple to make, full of flavor and filled with fresh seafood. And did we mention super delicious?

Most Florida food markets have shrimp available in the seafood section, but if you want to be sure you are buying it Florida fresh, be sure to ask in your grocery or seafood markets.

Savor the lemony flavor of this dish while enjoying its lightness and a no-fuss all-in-one meal.

Florida Gulf Shrimp & Lemony Pasta

Recipe Ingredients

Vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons

3/4 pound linguine

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

2 1/2 Tablespoons good olive oil

1 1/2 Tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)

1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves

1/2 lemon, zest grated

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds

1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes

Recipe Directions

Step One: Assemble & Prepare Ingredients

Mince four cloves of garlic (1 1/2 Tablespoons); Chop 1/3 cup of parsley; Zest 1/2 lemon; Juice 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)

Step Two: Boil Pasta

Drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 Tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.

Step Three: Drain Pasta

Drain the pasta in a colander. Drizzle a few drops of olive oil over the pasta so it doesn't stick together and mix in.

Step Four: Cook Garlic

Meanwhile, in another large (12-inch), heavy-bottomed pan, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Be careful, the garlic burns easily!

Step Five: Add Shrimp

Add the shrimp, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and saute until the shrimp turn pink, about 5 minutes, stirring often.

Step Six: Add Ingredients & Pasta

Remove from the heat, add the parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon slices, and red pepper flakes. Then, add the drained pasta. Toss the entire mixture to combine.

Step Seven: Serve & enjoy your Gulf Shrimp & Lemony Pasta

Adapted from Barefoot Contesssa’s Linguine With Shrimp Scampi.

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About the Author: Robin Draper is a Florida native and blogger devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living. This article is connected to Robin's Google+ profile.


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Annemarie George on December 23, 2015 said:
This was delicious! So refreshing and such a change from typical shrimp Alfredo with Pasta. Used frozen shrimp and the lemon was "borrowed" from the local Moose lodge. Just might have to make this for their next pot luck!
Judy Czubati on December 23, 2015 said:
I will definitely be making,this dish. Wish Florida shrimp was available more at local supermarkets...too much farmed shrimp is offered instead.

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