For the seafood fans out there, this is a quick and simple meal to cook! Sometimes the idea of know what to do with shrimp can be a bit daunting. How do you prepare it? Does it still taste good without being battered, drowned in butter, or coated in cocktail sauce? The answer is yes!! Check out the recipe below to learn how to make this light as well as delicious shrimp scampi.
8-10 pieces of shrimp
2 tbs avocado oil
1/4 tsp salt & black pepper mix
1 cup sweet cherry tomatoes
1/2 clove garlic - minced
8 oz. spaghetti (about half a bag)
First begin by cleaning up your shrimp. If you are using fresh shrimp (grey), make sure you devein, clean, and remove the tails. For those who are little more pressed for time, or don't feel comfortable with the shrimp cleaning process, pick up a bag of pre-cooked shrimp (pink). Then all you need to do is thaw it and remove the tails.
Once your shrimp is all ready to go. Set it aside and pour 1 tbs of oil into a frying pan on low heat with minced garlic. Let it simmer until garlic has begun to turn golden. While the garlic is cooking, grab a quart sized pot to bring pasta water to a boil. Next you will want to halve your cherry tomatoes and add them to they frying pan.
Once the water in the pot has begun to boil, add in some salt (optional) and your pasta. As it cooks over the next 10-11 min, add the shrimp to the frying pan along with the salt and pepper mix. Cook the shrimp until they have fully curled into smaller circles. This will take approximately 8-10 min. Make sure to flip the shrimp halfway through.
When your pasta has been cooked al dente, drain and add the remaining oil to keep it from sticking. Grab your plate get ready to eat! Personally, I like to create a bed of pasta and top it off with the shrimp and tomato mixture. If you want to get fancier with your plating and colour contrast, garnish the plat with a tiny bit of Italian seasoning.
This dish goes very well with baked asparagus or sautéed green beans. No matter your vegetable of choice, make sure you get your daily serving in!
What's your favourite way to make shrimp? Let me know in the comments! And if you enjoy this recipe, make sure to take a picture and tag me in it @emi_eats_!!