stir-fried spaghetti with shrimp

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stir-fried spaghetti with shrimp

Serves: 4 to 6

Prep time: 15 mins. Cook time: 30 mins.

Skill level: easy

Cooking method: cooktop, Wok or large skillet and pot for pasta

ingredients:

8 OUNCES DRY SPAGHETTI

5 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL, DIVIDED

12 OUNCES MEDIUM TO LARGE SHRIMP, PEELED AND DEVEINED

1/4 CUP FINELY DICED SHALLOT

1 TABLESPOON MINCED GARLIC (3 LARGE CLOVES)

1/2 TEASPOON RED PEPPER FLAKES 2 TABLESPOONS CAPERS, RINSED

1 PINT CHERRY TOMATOES, LARGER ONES HALVED, SMALLER ONES LEFT WHOLE

1/2 CUP DRY WHITE WINE

RESERVED PASTA WATER, AS NEEDED

2 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED PARSLEY, TO GARNISH 1/4 CUP BASIL LEAVES

1 TABLESPOON LEMON JUICE

COARSE KOSHER SALT, TO TASTE

FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER, TO TASTE

instructions:

Step 1 – Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season generously with salt, then add spaghetti and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Reserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water, then drain. Toss spaghetti with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.

Step 2 – Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and cook until pink on both sides and just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to a plate.

Step 3 -Add remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the wok. Stir in shallots, garlic, capers and chili flakes. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until browned and fragrant and shallots get slightly crispy, about 3 minutes (be careful not to let the garlic burn). Add tomatoes and cook for 1 minute until they start to soften and burst. Add reserved pasta, shrimp, white wine and 1/4 cup of pasta water and toss to combine. Cook 1-2 minutes, tossing constantly, until sauce reduces slightly and coats the pasta. Add herbs and toss again.

Step 4 – Remove from heat and finish with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

grandpa’s thoughts:

So this recipe came from Smithy Ironworks. They have simply the best cast- iron pans anywhere. I bought their wok and have loved the quality and just how often I use it. This recipe came from Smithies Ironworks. It’s simple it’s taste delicious and it’s a crowdpleaser.