Saturday, July 30, 2011

Spicy Shrimp Garlic Pasta

(printable recipe)

1 box Farfalle or Bowtie Pasta, cooked according to package directions
1 package frozen shrimp - 35-50 pieces, thawed
2 tbsps. butter
Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
1-2 tbsps. crushed red pepper flakes
Juice from one lemon

Melt butter in medium low heat and add garlic.  Stir and cook for two minutes.

Turn heat to low.  Add shrimp and stir for another two minutes.  Do not overcook otherwise shrimp will become rubbery.

Once pasta is done, add all of it to pan with garlic and shrimp.  Add some olive oil

With two wood spoons, combine completely

Add crushed red pepper flakes

Add parsley and lemon juice, combine completely

Serve hot or cold

Years ago I went to a conference for my job at a hotel chain.  They served lunch and one of the choices was a pasta bar with a cook standing behind the bar ready to prepare your pasta any way you wanted.  This was new to me so I had no idea what to expect.  What caught my attention was that he added the cooked pasta to a hot wok, added olive oil and then some chopped garlic, warmed it up in split second and served it in a dish. I don't remember much of anything else.  I tried to copy it at home and just kept adding other ingredients until I found one that I was happy with, hence my Spicy Shrimp Garlic Pasta.  I made it today for tomorrow as we're having a big birthday bash for my grandson's 1st birthday.
 I went ahead and made myself a small serving because I couldn't resist.  I love the combination of the garlic, spiciness and the lemon.  Sooooo good!!!

I'm linking this recipe up with:

I took leftovers to work.  I'm down to my last shrimp and I am very, very sad
These leftovers were amazing.  The flavors were 10x as savory.  Yummy!!!


  1. Pasta is my fav comfort food and this recipe is just right! I will make this asap, I love it. Thank you so much for the recipe and the story how you came about getting it. Hugs, FABBY

  2. This is a great summer pasta dish, lots of flavor without a heavy tomato sauce. Garlic, lemon and a sprinkle or two of pepper flakes are all it needs. Love this dish and will be making it soon.

  3. Pasta dishes are my favorite to eat and to cook for dinner. This looks mighty tasty and I love that it is quick and easy to make, yet very flavorful.

  4. This is such an easy yet full of flavor dish! Great pictures too!
    I bet this would even taste fabulous cold. I could see adding in season veggies from my garden!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with this versatile and yummy dish!

  5. This looks delicious and easy! I am bookmarking this for next week! Love the spices and garlic! Thank YOU! I found you from Yvonne's linky!

  6. Oh my, this looks delicious! I am printing this recipe & trying it soon. It looks quick, yet flavorful.


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