Clean and pat dry shrimp
Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil (keep remaining 2 Tbsp for later), salt, pepper, lemon zest, and hot pepper flakes
Mix and marinate no longer than 30 minutes. If you marinate for more than 20 minutes, you’ll start making ceviche (another delicious way to prepare shrimp, but that’s not our goal here) 😃
Grab a pan and heat the remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat
Add shallots and cook for about 2 minutes
Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes
Add white wine and cook until reduced by half, about 3 minutes
Add butter and marinated shrimp
Cook shrimp just until they’re pink on the outside...just a couple minutes.
Add chicken stock (or a mixture of chicken and seafood stock)
Add pasta and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low boil and put the lid on.
Once the pasta is al dente, serve and sprinkle with some chopped chives (or Italian flat leaf parsley)
Add lemon juice - only if needed. Taste first.