Monday, April 28, 2014

Ina Gartens lemon pasta with Roasted Shrimp

My husband and I both love Ina Garten the Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. We tried roasting shrimp after seeing a Barefoot Contessa episode a while back and it makes an incredible difference to the flavor. It's so easy to do, it's now our preferred way to cook shrimp. We make this a lot for shrimp cocktails we like to have ours with some warm butter. While we were watching Ina the other day make a lemon pasta with roasted shrimp we had to try it. Of course just like most of her dishes it was amazing you have to try this.

2 pounds (17 to 21 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
Good olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound angel hair pasta
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the shrimp on a sheet pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.Toss well, spread them in one layer and roast for 6 to 8 minutes, just until they're pink and cooked through.

Meanwhile, drizzle some olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the angel hair and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Quickly toss the angel hair with the melted butter, 1/4 cup olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and about 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid. Add the shrimp and serve hot.

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