Spicy Broiled Shrimp Over Pasta

posted by Ann 05-24-98 4:43 PM

Spicy Broiled Shrimp Served over Pasta

1 lb. med. Shrimp
3 T butter
3 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t ground white pepper
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/4 t dried oregano (or 1/2 t fresh minced)
1/2 lemon - juice of
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
5 T Italian bread crumbs (or crumbs, salt, pepper, oregano, basil ).
1/4 C parsley - minced
salt - to taste
1 lb. cooked fettuccini or linguini

Melt butter with olive oil in a sauté pan that can be used under the broiler, large enough to hold the shrimp in a thin layer. When mixture is hot, add the garlic. Toss about, don't let it burn. While it cooks, add the white pepper, red pepper, oregano and cayenne pepper, stir well. When garlic looks cooked but not brown (3 minutes), add the shrimp. Toss the shrimp about in the pan, coating with the spiced oil. Add lemon juice, keep tossing over the heat. Quickly add the parsley, bread crumbs and Parmesan. Toss to coat completely. The shrimp should now be bright pink and cooked through.

Put the pan under the broiler until cheese is melted and the smell infuses your kitchen (1-2 minutes). Taste, adjust seasoning if necessary (will probably need a bit of salt). Serve over cooked pasta, with additional Parmesan sprinkled over the top.

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