It’s undeniable that we love pasta. It’s one of the things I prepare when I don’t know what to make for dinner. It’s easy to prepare and versatile. My mom makes a mean lemon garlic shrimp pasta and it’s from her that I got this recipe.
For this recipe, you will need a box of linguine or fettuccine, 5-6 cloves garlic, about 1 lb of shrimp, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1- Tablespoon capers, salt and pepper to taste, parsley and 1-2 lemons.
To make, cook your pasta according to the package direction. While pasta is cooking, place a wide skillet over medium to high heat, add butter and olive oil. When the butter starts to melt add your finely minced garlic. Cook garlic making sure not to burn it. Add shrimp and cook until firm and no longer pink about 2-3 minutes. Stir in your capers. Place your cooked pasta and toss everything to combine. Add the juice of a lemon and its zest. Season with salt and pepper. You may add about 1/4 cup of pasta water when you think the pasta is a bit dry. Adjust seasonings to your liking, you may add more lemon juice and salt to taste. Finish it off with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.