Heat a large pot of water over high heat until boiling. Salt the water to your preference and add the pasta. Cook until just shy of al dente (the pasta will finish cooking in the sauce later). Save 1 cup of the pasta water for the end in case you need to thin the sauce. Drain the pasta and set aside.
12 ounces angel hair pasta
Make the Scampi Sauce
While the water is heating, make your sauce. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter until melted.
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Add the onion and garlic to the butter and cook until just soft but not brown, approximately 3 minutes.
½ cup yellow onion, 2 Tablespoons garlic
Add the white wine and simmer to burn off some of the alcohol and reduce 2 minutes. Scrape up any bits from the bottom of the pot while simmering.
1 cup white wine
Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, parsley, and crushed red pepper. Simmer 5 minutes.
1 cup chicken stock, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, 1 Tablespoon dried parsley, 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk in the remaining 8 Tablespoons (1/4 stick) of butter until incorporated. Set aside.
1/4 pound unsalted butter
Vegetables and Assembly
Put the large pot from the pasta back on the stove (or a new large pot - but one less thing to clean!). Add 1 Tablespoon of oil and heat over medium heat.
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Once hot, add the peppers and red onion and cook until just beginning to soften, approximately 3-5 minutes.
½ red bell pepper, ½ yellow bell pepper, ½ green bell pepper, ½ medium red onion
Add the sauce into the pot with the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are cooked through (time will vary with size). They are done when they are pink, starting to curl, and looks white not gray along the back (side edge).
1 pound shrimp
Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Add the pasta to the pot (see note). Gently toss to coat and combine (be very gentle to help prevent the pasta from breaking - once the pasta meets the warm sauce, it will start to loosen up and unstick). Use the pasta water if needed to loosen the sauce and make it saucier as desired.
Serve the pasta in one large dish or as individual portions.
There are a lot of parts to this recipe, but many of them can be done at the same time. You can also make the sauce in advance for an even easier meal.Use any white wine that you like to drink, but I recommend sticking with a chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, or pinot grigio. Avoid anything sweet.