lemon shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta

from coastal living magazine comes this easy pasta dish to make with shrimp and lemon. i adapted this recipe a bit right from the start, since it suggested serving the shrimp on linguine.  the angel hair pasta was very light and made for an easy fast quick meal.  angel hair pasta takes 3 minutes maximum to prepare.

to start the dish, cook the pasta according to package directions.

at the same time, heat one tablespoon oil in nonstick skillet on medium high heat.  add 1 chopped white onion and minced garlic to taste, about 1 teaspoon.  cook to soften the onion and then add 1/2 bag of 26-30 count cleaned shrimp to cook.  season with dried crushed red pepper to taste and chopped parsley.  as the shrimp is cooked, add the cooked pasta and stir.  add in 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon zest and 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice.  salt to taste.  toss to incorporate ingredients.  serve immediately.

this shrimp dish was tasty and bright from the fresh lemon.  i used some tomato angel hair pasta along with the traditional and the flavor was amazing. the crushed red pepper is essential and just a light sprinkle is all that is needed to really give the dish a nice sparkle.

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