I always liked this song. I had very very high hopes for Lindsey Buckingham‘s solo career when this came out. A thinking man’s Don Henley. A hummable Tom Waits. A danceable, less smarmy 10CC. Just the right balance of quirkiness and melody. Sort of a soulful McCartney, if you step back and open your mind to it. Maybe it was that his talent was so great that it more or less caved in on itself. Whatever the case may be, this I could watch all day for the strange intro (name those session players) and the weird 50’s slapback echo on everything. I make no apologies for wishing he had become something more.
2 pounds of shrimp, peeled and deveined. Use the 20-30 per pound size.
2 pounds of linguine
2 whole lemons, juiced
1 TBS of dry oregano, and parsley
5 cloves of garlic
Enough high quality EVOO to cover a big pan bottom with about 1/2 inch.
1/4 pound butter
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 TBS white pepper and red pepper flakes
1 TBS cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper as you like.
Over medium heat, melt the butter in the EVOO. When that happens, add the garlic, white pepper and red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper and dry oregano. Cook that shit for about 5 minutes, stirring avery 30 seconds or so. If you burn the garlic, that’s all she wrote. Then add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is all tighty-righty and cooked through, but JUST. Meanwhile, cook the pasta.
Put the al dente pasta in a big fucking bowl. Then throw the contents of the shrimp pan right on top and mix ’em. Are they well-mixed? Good.
Now add the cheese, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and parsley. Mix it, fool. Shrimp distribution and even bread crumb/cheese disbursement is key. Through trial and error I have found this to be so.
Cook up some of your favorite garlic toast, and shake some extra parm on your spicy nice-nice. In the 17 years of knowing my in-laws I have made four things that have pleased them greatly. Three children, and this.
Hey, a few years ago I sold my Roland R-8 drum machine. I got near to its original value on the Ebay. Would you like to know what a Roland R-8 sounds like? It sounds like this (courtesy of my friends at Everything Is Terrible):