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Angel Hair Pasta with Roasted Shrimp & Lemon

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner to serve, there’s no garlic or onions in this dish. Yet there’s still tons of flavor from the fresh lemon juice and zest.

  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated, plus more for garnish
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the shrimp on a rimmed baking pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Toss well, spread the shrimp in one even layer and roast for 6 to 8 minutes just until the shrimp are pink and cooked through.

Meanwhile, drizzle some olive oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add the angel hair and cook until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the cooking liquid. Quickly toss the angel hair with the melted butter, ¼ cup olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and about ½ cup of the reserved pasta cooking liquid. Add shrimp and Parmesan Cheese. Serve hot. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.