Thursday, December 18, 2008

Super Scampi

Cook Time: 8 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings


* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 6 anchovies
* 6 cloves garlic, chopped
* 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
* 2 stems oregano, leaves stripped and finely chopped
* A generous handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
* 1 cup dry white wine
* 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
* 1 quart chicken stock
* 2 cups water
* 2 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 1 pound linguini
* 1 lemon
* 1 cup basil leaves, about 20, torn
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* Crusty bread, torn into pieces


Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add anchovies, garlic and crushed
pepper to the pan and cook until anchovies melt into oil, a couple of
minutes. Add herbs and wine and reduce for 1 minute then melt butter
into sauce. Add stock and water to the pan and bring to a boil. Stir
in the shrimp and pasta and reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered
for 7 to 8 minutes until pasta is al dente and shrimp are firm. Stir
in zest and juice of 1 lemon and basil, season with salt and pepper to
your taste. Serve directly from pan with hot, crusty bread.

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