Garlic Shrimp Pasta
2 lb. medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed
1 lb. spaghetti noodles
4 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced
1/4 c. butter
olive oil (3 drizzles)
fresh ground pepper
red pepper flakes
1/2 t. salt
1 t. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. marjoram
Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 c. pasta water for use later. Drain and set aside when done.
While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp. Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp. Let cook til a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic. Cook 5-7 minutes, add oil. Continue to stir still shrimp is pink and curled.
Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings. Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid. Depending on amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it.
Start with adding 1/4 of it then work up from there.
Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!