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Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

1 pound (16 oz) angel hair, spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccini
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup thinly sliced shallots, from 2 to 3 shallots
6 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1¼ pounds extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup dry white wine
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
3 tablespoons lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest, from 1 to 2 lemons, plus wedges for serving
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook to al dente according to the package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water, then drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently for about 1 minute. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, shrimp, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate. Add the wine to the skillet and simmer until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the butter, lemon juice and lemon zest, ½ cup of the reserved cooking water, and ½ teaspoon salt; stir until the butter is melted. Add the drained pasta and continue to cook, tossing until the pasta is warmed through, adding more of the reserved cooking water as needed if the pasta seems dry. Return the shrimp and any juices from the plate to the skillet and toss with the pasta. Stir in the parsley, then taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve with lemon wedges.

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