Lemon-Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

This hearty pasta dinner is easy to throw together and it’s full of vibrant and delicious flavors including a healthy serving of fresh shrimp from local fishermen. Then of course you can never go wrong with parmesan and fresh herbs; which when paired with fair amount of garlic reminds you that this is living, folks.



Lemon-Parmesan Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs peeled and deveined shrimp
12 oz dry angel hair pasta
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan


Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package (keep in mind it will only take about 4 minutes so I recommend adding the pasta to water when you begin cooking the shrimp), reserve 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.

In a large skillet, heat olive and butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp (you can remove tails first if desired), season with salt and pepper and saute 2 minutes, then add garlic and saute until shrimp has cooked through, about 2 minutes longer.

Toss drained pasta in with shrimp along with 1/3 cup reserved pasta water, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add more water 1 Tbsp at a time as needed. Toss in 2 Tbsp of each parsley and basil, then sprinkle top with parmesan cheese and remaining 1 Tbsp of each parsley and basil. Serve warm.

Serves 4