Method to my Meals
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Time: 30 minutes (5 m prep, 25 m cook)
(Ingredients and measurements subject to availability)
- 1/2 cup shallot, chopped
- 7 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
- ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds extra large or jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme*
- 1/2 cup white wine*
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Linguini Noodles, prepared according to package instructions.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
- 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
- Combine the shallots, 5 of the garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a mini food processor and process to make a smooth paste.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles.
- Pour 6 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add the remaining garlic. Let the garlic sizzle for a minute, and then add half of the shrimp and all of the thyme. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook until shrimp are seared but not fully cooked, about 1-2 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining shrimp and another 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove the shrimp, garlic cloves, and thyme from the skillet to the plate.
- Add linguini to boiling water and cook according to package directions, drain and set aside.
- Add the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil, and the garlic-shallot paste to the same skillet, set over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the paste has dried out and begins to stick to the bottom of the skillet, about 2-3 minutes.
- Return the thyme to the skillet, and pour in the white wine, lemon juice, 1 cup water, 4 tablespoons of butter and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring the sauce to a rapid boil, and cook until reduced by half, about 4-5 minutes.
- When the sauce has reduced, whisk in the remaining butter and return the shrimp to the pan. Cook and toss until the shrimp are coated with the sauce and just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs. Stir in the parsley, If the sauce seems too thin, stir in the bread crumbs and bring to a boil, just to thicken.
- Take a portion of linguini, place in a shallow serving bowl and top with shrimp and sauce. Serve immediately