serves 2approx. 12-15 large shrimp
9 oz fresh pasta (I used Butioni)
1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
3 Tbsp butter, rough chopped
1-2 Tbsp oregano,
5 cloves garlic, minced
lemonRinse and pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange the shrimp in a baking dish thats been drizzled with a little bit of olive oil.In a small bowl mix the breadcrumbs, 2 cloves garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the oregano seasoned breadcrumbs over the shrimp and the chopped butter on top of that.
Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for approx. 15 minutes. It will take less time if the shrimp are more spread out then how I have them placed. The shrimp will be pink and translucent and the breadcrumb golden brown. As soon as they come out I squeeze a LOT of lemon over top (i really like lemon!).
While the shrimp are baking cook your pasta for about 3 minutes, al dente (fresh pasta cooks fast!). In a sauté pan heat a few Tbsp of olive oil and sauté a few cloves of garlic. Toss the pasta in the garlic oil and cook for another minute or so. Place the shrimp over the pasta and give the whole dish another squeeze of lemon.
What could be better then this! Simple perfection on a plate!
*this is my original recipe*