Monday, October 4, 2010

Shrimp Scampi – Asian Style

As those of you who read my blog frequently know, my kids love shrimp and pasta. I know, right? Go figure! Not mac and cheese but big, juicy shrimp with pasta. So, I combined some “classic” Asian ingredients and came up with this wonderful flavor profile. Serve with angel hair pasta and everyone is happy!

Shrimp Scampi – Asian Style
Serves 4

¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 limes, juiced
2 teaspoons honey
2 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup canola oil, divided
1 ¼ pounds large (21-24) shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 stick butter

Whisk together ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, the lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic and ¼ cup canola oil in a bowl . Heat sauce in skillet. Add butter until melted. Add shrimp and saute until pink. Serve over angel hair pasta.

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