Spicy Shrimp and Pasta

We love shrimp at our house. It cooks fast, tastes like a treat, and right now is a lot cheaper than beef! This shrimp recipe is so easy you can make it on a week night. And it tastes delicious! It’s made with many things you probably already have on hand. Give it a try – I think you’ll want to save this recipe!

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Here’s How to Do it:

Mix the spices and stir to blend. Set aside. You can make extra and store it in an air tight jar for the next time you make the dish!

Cook the pasta and add just a little olive oil to keep it from sticking together. Mix well. I used linguini, but fettuccini or spaghetti works great too. You could even use plain ol’ egg noodles! As long as they are long and flat (or skinny).

Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, then add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.

Add the shrimp and gently sauté. Watch them. You don’t want to over cook them.

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When it just starts to turn pink, add the spices and stir.

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Cook gently to bloom the spices, then add the tomatoes and tomato sauce. Keep stirring.

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Simmer lightly, until the tomatoes are hot and the shrimp is done (be careful not to over-cook). Usually about 5 minutes. They will be tender, but not rubbery. Pinkish white and not translucent.

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Add some fresh basil and stir. Top the pasta with the sauce and a little more basil, and enjoy! It’s that simple!

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© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

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Spicy Shrimp and Pasta

Super easy and totally delicious. You can even make this on a weeknight!

Course: Main Course, main dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American, seafood
Keyword: pasta, shrimp, spicy, tomatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp, cleaned and peeled
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced, canned tomatoes
  • 3 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
Instructions
  1. Mix the spices together to blend. Set aside.

  2. Cook the pasta and add just a little olive oil to keep it from sticking together. Mix well. I used linguini, but fettuccini or spaghetti works great too. 

  3. Heat a heavy skillet, then add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil.

  4. Add the shrimp and gently sauté. When it just starts to turn pink, add the spices and stir.

  5. Cook gently to bloom the spices, then add the tomatoes.

  6. Simmer lightly, until the tomatoes are hot and the shrimp is done (be careful not to over-cook). Usually about 5 minutes. Add some fresh basil and stir.

  7. Top the pasta with the sauce and enjoy! It's that simple!

Recipe Notes

© Copyright 2021 The Lazy Gastronome

Wonderfully delicious, comforting, and so easy to make!

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