Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

From Chungah Rhee: https://damndelicious.net/2015/03/13/garlic-butter-shrimp-pasta/

An easy peasy pasta dish that’s simple, flavorful and incredibly hearty. And all you need is 20 min to whip this up!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces fettuccine
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

    1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
    2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
    3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
    4. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
    5. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Stir in pasta, arugula and Parmesan until arugula begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Stir in shrimp.
    6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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