300 g penne
1 kilo shrimps, jumbo
4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
2 chili peppers
2 clove(s) of garlic
50 g ouzo
1/4 bunch basil
100 g tahini
lemon zest, of 1 lemon


1.In a pot with boiling water add salt, the penne, and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
2.Place a frying pan over high heat until it gets very hot.
3.Put the shrimps into a bowl and add salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
4.Transfer to the hot frying pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they are nicely golden.
5.In the same pan, add whole chili peppers along with the cloves of garlic and sauté.
6.Deglaze the pan with the ouzo, stir for 1 minute, and remove from the heat.
7.Transfer the chili peppers and the garlic into a blender, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, and beat well. Add salt, pepper, the basil, the tahini, and beat well. Transfer the sauce into a bowl.
8.Then, drain the pasta, add it to the bowl with the sauce, and mix.
9.Add lemon zest. If your mixture is quite thick, add 1 ladleful of the water where the penne boiled, and mix. Add the shrimps and mix everything together.
10.Serve with olive oil, pepper, and basil.

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