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Baked Shrimp Scampi with Squid Ink Pasta | Recipeish | Gustus Vitae

Yield: Serves 4.
Time Estimate: 30 minutes.
Storage Notes: Best if enjoyed immediately, will keep covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Difficulty: Easy.

This baked shrimp scampi is a perennial weeknight favorite: at just 30 minutes from start to plate, this easy dinner for 4 is loaded with rich buttery flavors, crunchy herbed breadcrumbs, tender butter-poached shrimp, and striking black pasta. Try this out next time you're looking for weekend flavors on a weeknight schedule, and delight yourself and those you're cooking for.

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Pack dried squid ink pasta (about 17.5oz)
  • 1 Tbs Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tin Secret Garden Seasoning
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 Cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Sticks/16 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup minced parsley
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Shallot
  • 8 Cloves garlic
  • 1 Small glass dry white wine
Directions 
  • Peel and devein shrimp, rinse and pat dry.
  • Preheat oven to 425F, and bring a large pot of salted water to a simmer.
  • Peel and finely mince shallot, mince garlic, and reserve.
  • Rinse and pat dry a good handful of parsley, mincing until you have a Cup, and reserve.
  • Bring a medium sauce pot up to medium heat, and render butter. Once it begins foaming, add shallot, garlic, the whole tin of Secret Garden Seasoning and a few shakes of the Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.
  • Stir and cook for about 5 minutes, or until garlic begins to noticeably brown.
  • Add 1/2 Cup minced parsley, the juice of half of lemon, and white wine.
  • Stir to incorporate, and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and add shrimp, tossing to coat in the butter sauce.
  • Holding back the shrimp, pour a bit of the butter sauce into a wide and shallow tart dish, like this handsome one from Emile Henry, rolling to coat the bottom.
  • Arrange shrimp in the tart dish so they are touching but not overlapping.
  • In a medium bowl, combine panko, butter sauce, and remaining parsley, stirring to mix together.
  • Coat shrimp with panko butter mixture, and pop in the oven uncovered for 12-15 minutes. Add pasta to simmering water, increasing heat to a rolling boil as you do so.
  • After 12 minutes, check on the shrimp: they should be just slightly pink, with the butter sauce bubbling around them and the panko beginning to brown. Cook for a further 2-5 minutes, or until panko is well browned but not burned.
  • Taste pasta for doneness, then strain and toss with extra virgin olive oil and the juice of half of a lemon.
  • Plate pasta, then scoop out scampi with a slotted spoon, arranging alongside.
  • Drizzle remaining butter sauce over the pasta and scampi, serve, and devour.

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