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shrimp scampi for a homemade birthday dinner

My dear friend Jeni was coming over to my place before we went out to celebrate her birthday and I wanted to make dinner for her. I needed a simple dish to make since I had a limited time to cook and eat before heading out to a concert. That’s where shrimp scampi comes in! It’s a pretty quick dish to whip up. I copied the ingredients from this recipe from The Neeleys but didn’t really follow the directions. I bought cooked shrimp so my first step was cooking the garlic, red pepper flakes & olive oil. Then I added wine, lemon juice, zest & butter and let the shrimp simmer in the sauce for a couple minutes. Finally, add the pasta, a little bit of pasta water, toss and add parsley. And with a couple delicious Sprinkles cupcakes on the side, we had a lovely birthday dinner together 🙂 Recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/ginas-shrimp-scampi-with-angel-hair-pasta-recipe/index.html Gina’s Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe courtesy The Neelys Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 4 …