I recently made this meal for my husband without using any kind of a recipe and, again, I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out as good as it did. Here is my recipe:
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 box linguine noodles (I use whole wheat)
- 1/2 lb. cooked shrimp (I look for the fresh kind at my local fish market when it goes on sale)
- 1 tomato cut into chunks
*The process of making the sauce and sauteing the shrimp should go quickly. Remember that the shrimp are already cooked. Overcooking them will give them that rubbery texture.
Cook noodles according to package directions. While the noodles are cooking, heat a pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil. Once heated, add shrimp to pan (they should sizzle once they hit the pan). Add some salt and pepper to taste. Give it a stir and add garlic, butter, and red pepper flakes. Continue to stir so the shrimp get coated and the butter melts. At this point, add a ladle full of the noodle water (yes, that would be the water that your noodles are cooking in), the cheese and the tomato. Stir and reduce to low. Drain your noodles (I do not rinse mine) and place in a large platter. Turn the heat off of the shrimp and pour over the noodles. As far as servings, my husband and I had no problem devouring this amount. So, I would say you could feed 2-4 depending on your appetite.