Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Linguine with Shrimp & White Wine

Simple is best & nothing is more true than for pasta. You don't need to heap it with too much nor add too many flavors. Just have to make sure you use a few but make sure they are the freshest ingredients to turn out a great plate of pasta.

A couple of weeks back, I was trolling the net & from Tastespotting (which by the way I just found out, is taken down) I came across a recipe called Shrimp Scampi which seemed a little strange cos Scampi is shrimp so why is it called "shrimp shrimp". Google revealed that shrimp scampi is very much an Italian-American dish whereby scampi is a dish of shrimp prepared in garlic butter & white wine.

Nevertheless the recipe had already piqued my interest so I tried it out today for lunch. You see the plate of pasta above, well I wolfed it all down in record time.

Linguine with Shrimp & White Wine
source Closet Cooking

4 cloves of garlic, diced
shrimps, deshelled & deveined
olive oil
1/4 cup of white wine
juice of 1 lemon
red chilli pepper flakes
salt & pepper

1. Boil a pot of salted water & cook linguine as per packet.

2. Fry garlic in olive oil & butter. Then add shrimps & red chilli pepper flakes. Salt & pepper to taste. Remove from pan when shrimps are cooked

3. Boil white wine & lemon juice then simmer till liquid is reduced. Next add 1 Tbsp of butter, salt & pepper. Once butter is melted, turn off the stove. Toss in pasta, shrimp & parsley.

Didn't I say simple is best ?


alicia in exile said...

Yummy. I have to confess I'm taking your recipes to decieve my husband into thinking I've suddenly become a not-quite-so-much-a-disaster in the kitchen. By the way, I'm a friend of Sandra's and wandered unwittingly to your page. Nice pictures.

petite fleur said...

Hi Alicia

Welcome to my blog. Are both of you enjoying the dishes ? Do you live in Paris, like Sandra ?

alicia in exile said...

I'm from S'pore originally, so you can understand the obsession with food, then moved to the US, which would explain eating out most of the time, hence underdeveloped cooking skills. Now living in Paris with French hubby. So you see, my life is a big cliche:)

Keep those posts coming. I have a dinner planned this weekend and just might try the linguine + one of the more ambitious deserts.

petite fleur said...

Another Singaporean girl in France. How fun.

When I was living in NY, preparing for dinner was deciding which takeout menu to choose from. I cooked then but definitely not as much as I do now.

alicia in exile said...

Girlfriend I know what you mean. Now it's all domesticity. Sigh!