Fresh Herb and Garlic Pasta with Shrimp

This was a throw together meal. I wasn’t in the mood to cook a big dinner so I grabbed a few things from the refrigerator and threw them together to make this pasta. We all, kids included, loved this dish and it paired nicely with my House Salad and the Asparagus with Lemon and Feta Cheese. I love a meal that comes together in minutes, tastes fantastic, and everyone likes it. Simple food is my favorite!

Prepare the spaghetti per instructions making sure to season the water well with salt. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes then flip over and cook for 1 minute, or until cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Add the remaining olive oil to the same skillet then add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the cooked noodles and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet along with the shrimp. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then add the fresh basil and parsley. Mix evenly then served with finely grated Parmesan. Enjoy.

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Fresh Herb and Garlic Pasta with Shrimp

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb spaghetti, cooked per instructions
2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1/2 lb raw shrimp, deveined and tails removed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
7-8 cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of crushed red pepper flakes (or more if desired)
1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh parsley, chopped
Finely grated Parmesan, to taste

Directions:

Prepare the spaghetti per instructions making sure to season the water well with salt. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of cooking liquid.

While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 tsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the shrimp with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes then flip over and cook for 1 minute, or until cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Add the remaining olive oil to the same skillet then add the minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the cooked noodles and reserved cooking liquid to the skillet along with the shrimp. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then add the fresh basil and parsley. Mix evenly then served with finely grated Parmesan. Enjoy.

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16 Responses to “Fresh Herb and Garlic Pasta with Shrimp”

  1. 1

    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 18, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    Looks fresh and delicious Pam! I’m thinking of making it this week! Thank you!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — August 18, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    This look so hearty and delicious! I love shrimp and garlic together. YUM!

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — August 19, 2013 @ 4:58 am

    I’m in love with this kind of simple summertime pasta. I could eat it by the bucketload, I swear.

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    Jenn — August 19, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    This is a perfect meal for summertime… simple, quick and utterly delicious!!!

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    Blond Duck — August 19, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    Perfect for summer– so light!

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    Larry — August 19, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Mighty fine throw together meal Pam. Pasta is so receptive to this situation.

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    Lia — August 19, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Hi Pam,
    I love pasta dishes and your suggestion it’s just divine!!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Joanne — August 19, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I have not been in the mood to do crazy amounts of cooking at ALL lately so a quick and easy dish like this sounds perfect!

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    Jersey Girl Cooks — August 19, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Shrimp and pasta is one of my favorite meals. Great dish!

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    Marjie — August 19, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    I love throw together meals, especially when they involve shrimp. Excellent work!

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 19, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    Sometimes what we have in the refrigerator makes the best dinner. Who can resist pasta and shrimp. Looks lovely, Pam.

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    rosita — August 19, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    Se ve muy delicioso es una estupenda receta sencilla de pastas me encanta,hugs,hugs.

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — August 19, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    This sounds great. I too love meals that are simple, you can just throw them together, and everyone loves them.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 20, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    A simple and delicious summer pasta!

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    vanillasugarblog — August 20, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    I can get on your site just fine Pam!
    Love the shrimp!
    We eat a lot of it here on cape cod; lobster too, but we tire of the lobster.
    I know, that’s rough. lol

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    Anna — February 5, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    Oh wow! This is my first visit to your page and already I feel the need to cook this dish after work today. This looks so good!

    http://tomorrowiwillbesexy.blogspot.de/

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