Yield: serves 4
Cook spaghetti according to package ingredients. Before draining pasta, save about 1/2 cup of cooking pasta water. Set aside.
Pat shrimp dry. In a large bowl, toss together shrimp, salt, black pepper, sugar, and garlic powder. Set aside.
Add oil and butter to a large saute pan or sauce pot. Cook over medium heat until butter has melted. Add red pepper flakes and cook for 20 seconds. Stir in garlic and cook for 30-45 seconds until fragrant.
Add in seasoned shrimp. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side until shrimp is pink throughout. Remove from heat. Add cooked spaghetti, seasonings, and about 2 tablespoons of reserved pasta water. Toss together until pasta is well coated. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
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