Spicy Ancho Chile Shrimp and Pasta

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Author Notes: You know one of the great things about being a home cook? You can basically do whatever you want in your kitchen. Mix up cuisines.RecipesnFood

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Serves 04

  • 8 ounces long, thin pasta such as spaghetti or fettucini
  • 5 grams Salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (grapeseed or canola)
  • 3 dashes thinly sliced garlic
  • 1 ounce ounce (about 2 medium to large) dried ancho chiles, rinsed, seeded and deveined
  • 1/2 pound 21-25 count raw shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed, the shrimp pieces cut into thirds
  • Black pepper
  • Lime or lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  1. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta when you start this recipe. Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. While the water is coming to a boil and while the pasta is cooking, prepare the rest of the recipe as follows. Heat oil in a small skillet on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add sliced garlic. Cook until lightly browned, then remove with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  3. Thinly slice the ancho chiles (can chiffonade as you would with basil, just roll up into a cigar shape and slice crosswise). Add the sliced chiles to the hot oil and cook ONLY for 20 to 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon to the bowl with the garlic. Do not over-cook the chiles or they will get bitter.
  4. Add the raw shrimp to the pan with the now chile and garlic infused oil. Increase the heat to high, cook for a couple minutes, stirring frequently, until the shrimp is just turning pink. Remove from heat. Add the shrimp and oil to the bowl with the garlic and chiles.
  5. Add the drained, cooked pasta to the bowl with the shrimp, garlic, chiles, and oil. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and toss to combine. To serve, portion out into bowls, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan and a little lemon or lime juice.

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