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Flatiron Foodies: Scampi NYC's Malfaldini Scampi with Shrimp, Parsley, Butter & Lemon

Chef-Owner PJ Calapa's Scampi NYC (30 West 18th Street) is a southern Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant with a focus on seafood. “The malfadini scampi is my reimagined take on the classic iteration of the Italian dish. I like to keep it simple, using malfaldini pasta instead of the traditional linguine, and tossing it with white wine, garlic, crustacean stock, and chili flakes. I then add in some fresh shrimp to cook in butter along with the pasta, and finish it by seasoning with freshly chopped pasley, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Top it off with a little toasted bread crumbs for added texture and voila, you have a simple, yet flavorful scampi dish."

Malfaldini "Scampi" with Shrimp, Parsley, Butter & Lemon

Serves: 4 - 6


  • 1/2 Pound dry malfaldini pasta 
  • 1 TBL shaved garlic
  • 1/4 TSP chili flakes
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Gulf shrimp
  • 3 TBL white wine
  • 1/2 Cup crustacean stock
  • 1 TBL butter
  • 4 TBL extra virigin olive oil
  • 2 TBL chopped parsley
  • 2 TBL toasted panko breadcrumbs


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and heavily salt the water. Add dry pasta and cook according to package instructions.
  • In a large saute pan, toast garlic and chili flakes in 2 TBL of olive oil. Once the garlic is nearly golden brown, deglaze the pan by turning off the heat and adding the white wine. Add the crustacean stock and bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta to the pan and toss. The starch from the pasta will thicken the stock and coat the pasta.
  • Add the chopped shrimp, continue to toss pasta in the pan, and once shrimp begins to cook, add butter and remaining 2 TBL of olive oil.
  • Finish the pasta with the chopped parsley, lemon juice, and salt to taste.
  • Plate the pasta individually, top with toasted panko bread crumbs, and serve immediately.

Pictured above: Calapa's Scampi (Photo Credit: Evan Sung)

Pictured below: Chef-Owner PJ Calapa (Photo Credit: NY Times)



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