Garlic & Shrimp Pasta


5 medium garlic cloves, minced
4 medium garlic cloves, mashed
1 pound of shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into three pieces
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
3/4 cup of clam juice
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 lemon, cut into wedges


Clean & peel shrimp (if frozen, place in a colander and run under cold water for a few minutes). Cut into one inch pieces.
In a medium sized bowl; combine 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 Tbl olive oil, a few pinches salt & the shrimp. Allow to marinate at room temperature.
Heat large skillet to medium heat, add 2 Tbl olive oil and 4 smashed cloves of garlic, allow these to cook for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned on each side. Discard garlic, but retain the oil and remove skillet from heat.
Boil pasta water in a large dutch oven. When boiling add a teaspoon of salt and the pasta. Cook until al dente.
With pasta cooking, return skillet to medium heat. Add shrimp mixture and allow to cook for about 4 minutes, until shrimp pieces have just turned pink. Remove shrimp & set aside, retain the oil in the skillet.
Add remaining 3 cloves of minced garlic with red pepper flakes, cook for 1 minute. Add flour while continuing to stir and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the vermouth and cook for 1 minute. Add clam juice & parsley, cook for 2 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat, whisk in butter & lemon juice. Combine pasta, shrimp & sauce in the dutch oven. Season with black pepper and serve.


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Sorry, but this is not a 'throw something together'' recipe as described above. Too many ingredients, too many steps. Vermouth will dominate the dish....flavor of the shrimp will be lost in the 'sauce' created.


A snippet from "And, since it uses frozen shrimp, it can be made on a night when you just want to throw something together, if you have the shrimp in the freezer. Since it makes four healthy portions, we were able to enjoy seconds for lunch the following day, served cold."


4.0 servings


Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 8:02pm

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