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Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta


Ohhh the house smells divine…. how I love the smell of garlic… I think Warren would eat something with garlic every day if I could figure out a way of putting it in every recipe. There are definitely no vampires interested in this household…

Great minds must think alike... I had been promising Warren I would make this recipe for him for weeks.. I finally bought the shrimp a few weeks ago when they were on special at the store... and put them in the freezer... then recently I saw a terrific looking Shrimp Scampi at Food for a Hungry Soul... we must be on the same wavelength! ... the recipes are different.. but then again you can't have too many Garlic Shrimp recipes... can you?

This recipe is one I've made for years....one that my husband taught me when I was first married. He would make garlic shrimp and usually put it over rice pilaf… I started putting it over pasta because I love pasta so much.

This quick and easy recipe is an “Under 30 Minute” dinner… and fit for company.

TIPS

I use a large skillet to heat cook the olive oil and butter with the garlic.. then add the shrimp…after the shrimp are heated through…. I toss the cooked spaghetti in the same skillet… it is just easier than dumping everything in a bowl and trying to toss it all in that.

Quantities will depend on the amount of servings and what you serve with it... I usually buy about ½ to ¾ of a pound of 30 count shrimp …(about 30 shrimp to a pound) for two servings.

The recipe as written would be for two-three servings.

This is a wonderful easy dish to make…

Recipe: Garlic Shrimp Pasta

All you need:

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
¾ lb. cooked fresh shrimp
About ¼ to ½ lb. cooked spaghetti
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
¼ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

All you need to do:

Melt the butter and oil in a large skillet.

Add the garlic and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir the garlic around in the oil.

Add the shrimp and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley and season lightly with salt and pepper.

Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes…stirring to coat both sides of the shrimp.
Add the cooked spaghetti sprinkle with almost all of the grated Parmesan.. reserve about 1 tablespoon for garnish.

Pour the pasta out onto a platter or into large pasta bowl.

Sprinkle with reserved Parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley.

4 comments:

Kat May 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM  

Linda, that looks delicious. Think I will make that this weekend. I love garlic.

Chicagolandia May 22, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

This looks absolutely divine! I haven't met a recipe you've made that I don't like.

Linda May 22, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

Kat... we are true garlic lovers!

Linda May 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

Chicago... thanks! I really am glad you like my recipes! Thanks for stopping by..

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