Gimme some of this,
Spicy Shrimp with Pasta!
When I’m short on time, my go to dinner has to be a pasta dish. To make it even faster, using seafood, such as in this Spicy Shrimp with Pasta recipe, makes preparing dinner that much faster.
I happen to be a happy little fan of fresh seafood, and white shrimp is right up there. Cooking with shrimp or any seafood, is absolutely one of the easiest and fastest proteins to work with. You can add such a twist from one cuisine to the next, and shrimp will not only keep up the pace, but it will outshine
The good news about this dish is that it’s flexible. You can make it as spicy or not as you like and if you prefer not to use shrimp and replace it with another protein or veggie, this dish is okay with it. You can use the ingredients as a guideline to go by and definitely by all means, serve it to your taste.
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Spicy Shrimp with Pasta
Yield 2 - 4
- 1 Tbls Olive Oil
- 1 medium Onion, diced
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Chilies
- 1 (14 oz) Tomatoes, diced or whole
- 1 1/2 cup White Wine
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbls fresh Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped
- Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
- 1 lb Spaghetti
- 1 lb Shrimp, cleaned and peeled
- Arugula, for garnish (optional)
- Parmesan, grated to taste and for garnish
- In a large pot, fill 3/4 full of water, salt generously and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the Spaghetti and cook according to directions.
- In a skillet over medium high heat, add the Olive Oil and once hot, saute the Onion and Garlic for about 2 minutes or until Onions are translucent.
- Add in the Shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes, turning over and continue to cook on other side for another 2 - 3 minutes.
- Once the Shrimp is cooked, add in the Tomatoes, Salt and Pepper and White Wine, simmer until heated through.
- Right before serving, add in the Lemon juice and zest and Flat Leaf Parsley, giving it a quick stir. Check the seasoning and adjust if needed.
- Drain the pasta, you can toss it with a tablespoon of Olive Oil if you wish to keep it from being sticky.
- Serve the Shrimp and sauce over the spaghetti. Garnish with a handful of Arugula and freshly grated Parmesan.
If you are not a fan of Shrimp or just want to change it up, try substituting the Shrimp for Scallops, Chicken or go sans meat and add in more vegetables, like zucchini and mushrooms.This is a quick dish to prepare, when cooking with Shrimp or seafood, always work quickly so that you do not overcook the seafood.