Emeril's Shrimp and Pasta With Garlic, Lemon, Crushed Red Pepper and Green Onions

The flavors of this dish are all in the title—it’s spicy, savory, and bright, and it makes me happy, happy, happy any time of the day. So easy and fast, too!

Recipe courtesy of Emeril 20-40-60: Fresh Food Fast by Emeril Lagasse; Copyright Harper Studio, 2009

Emeril's Shrimp and Pasta With Garlic, Lemon, Crushed Red Pepper and Green Onions

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    1 pound linguine 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for the pasta water
    2 teaspoons Emeril's Original Essence or Creole Seasoning 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
    1/2 cup dry white wine 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


    Prep: 10 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the linguine until al dente, about 9 minutes.

    • 2

      While the pasta is cooking, toss the shrimp with the Essence in a medium bowl. Place 4 tablespoons of the butter in a 14-inch skillet set over high heat. Add the shrimp, spreading them evenly in one layer. Cook for 2 minutes, and then turn them to the other side. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the wine, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the remaining butter, and cook for 1 1⁄2 minutes. Season the shrimp with the 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper.

    • 3

      Drain the pasta in a colander, reserving 1⁄2 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta, reserved cooking water, crushed red pepper, and green onion tops to the sauce in the skillet. Toss until everything is heated through and the pasta is well coated, about 1 minute.

    • 4

      Remove the skillet from the heat, add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and the parsley, and toss to combine. Serve hot.

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