Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers, shrimp and basil

22 Feb

This dish had good potential but didn’t live up to it!

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Linguini with Roasted Red Peppers, shrimp & Basil
adapted from alexandracooks

1 jar roasted red peppers, cut into slivers
2 to 3 cloves garlic, crushed
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 box linguine
kosher salt
1lb shrimp deveined and shelled
big bunch fresh basil
fresh cracked pepper if desired

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a big pinch of kosher salt. (I add about a tablespoon). Place the oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a small skillet and turn heat to high. When the oil and garlic begin to sizzle, lower heat.
2. Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking liquid. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Immediately toss with the garlic-red pepper flake oil. Add the sliced roasted red peppers and fresh basil to the bowl. Toss together. Taste. Add some of the reserved pasta cooking liquid if necessary. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.

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