October 24, 2007

Impressively Delicious!

You've been dating this guy for weeks, and you really like him! This week it's your turn to set up the date, and you're at a total loss. He's already taken you to all of your favorite spots, and you're not sure how to impress him. So what are your plans?

Now's the time to show off your skills (whether authentic or not), and cook him a dinner that he'll never forget! Thanks to the delicious, hearty, 'just like mama used to do' recipes at getemgirls.com, a good meal is oh so easy to find!

Try this yummy Shrimp Scampi w/Linguine and add some toasted garlic bread... but be ready to get the fire burning after this one ...if you know what I mean!!

1 (16-ounce) package linguine noodles, uncooked
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
5 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic to the pan; cook and stir until the shallots are translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper; add to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
Add the wine and lemon juice to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the butter has melted return the shrimp to the pan. Remove from heat and add the parsley and cooked pasta. Toss to coat the pasta and drizzle with a bit more olive oil. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings according to the "Get 'em Girls" ...you may be able to stretch it out to 6 though! :)

...do it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!

No comments: