This is something I make when I don’t really feel like cooking or when I’m running low on time but I still want a solid, healthy meal. I particularly like this recipe because you can change it up really easily by adding different types of vegetables or seasonings. If you want to brighten it up, add some lemon juice. If you want a more savory take, add some crispy pancetta. Keep in mind that the pasta is light, so you don’t want to add too many additions or else the pasta will get lost in the background… and this is a pasta dish after all. A sliced baguette or any other bread would work well with this dish too.
Here is the recipe below.
Super Simple Shrimp with Angel Hair pasta
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp (uncooked)
- 1 cup of Angel hair pasta
- 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes cut in half (optional)
- 1/2 cup dried roasted tomatoes, chopped (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil OR 1/2 Olive Oil and 1/2 Butter
- 1-2 cloves minced garlic
- Kosher salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- A pinch of Red Pepper Flake
- Grated fresh parmesan cheese
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First, cook the pasta according to package directions. Both the pasta and shrimp cook very fast! What I like to do is cook the pasta until it’s almost done, remove from heat and strain. It will be perfect by the time the shrimp is ready.
Next, cook the shrimp in a large deep pan. Heat the olive oil on medium heat then throw your shrimp in the pan and cook until shrimp are just starting to turn pink. Then, add the tomato, salt, pepper, garlic, and red pepper flake. Saute until shrimp are done, opaque flesh and red tail. Do not overcook. The shrimp should only take a few minutes.
Lastly, toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture until well coated. Serve with a small amount of grated parmesan cheese on top and bread if desired.