Aaahh, shrimp scampi. One of my favorite go-to simple meals. There are many reasons why I love it so much. First, it tastes delicious – I think this goes without saying. It’s a minimalist shrimp pasta dish with a lemony, garlicky light butter/olive oil sauce. Yum! But almost just as importantly, it is a very nice meal that can be thrown together in next to no time, with mostly ingredients I tend to have on hand. Whenever I want a meal that requires little effort, this is where I turn. Occasionally I add a splash of white wine to the sauce if I happen to be drinking some while making dinner.
Just a couple comments regarding the recipe. I usually tend to omit the lemon slices but if you are a lemon enthusiast then by all means, add them! You may want to increase the amount of butter and/or olive oil slightly if using a full pound of pasta, rather than the 12 ounces called for, just to make sure there is enough sauce to adequately coat everything. If you were looking for a quick and tasty Friday night meal, here it is. Enjoy!