If you're going to eat seafood, it might as well be shrimp. Even better yet, shrimp with pasta. And I've got an easy recipe for shrimp pasta to share with you. It's so easy that I whipped it up with leftovers. Why there was ever shrimp leftover, I'm not sure. But, either way, here's my quick and simple recipe for shrimp pasta.
Put on your apron! Gather up about 1 lb of cocktail shrimp (peeled, cooked and deveined). And lop off their cute little tails.
Next, gather up whatever veggies you may have lurking around in the refrigerator. We happened to have some colorful peppers, pearl onions and garlic. Be creative. This recipe is flexible. Some other veggies that might work well include asparagus or broccoli. Maybe even a few mushrooms or tomatoes. Or if you're really feeling adventurous- some zucchini. So, saute the veggies in olive oil with a bit of minced garlic.
Season generously with whatever spices you have on hand. Keep it simple. I just used some Italian seasoning, along with a few sprinkles of salt and pepper. I almost stopped right here and just ate the sauted vegetables right out of the frying pan. Don't they look beautiful all by themselves?
I'm glad I didn't devour the vegetables by themselves though. Because then I would've missed out on this. Throw the shrimp in there too. And stir everything around a bit until the shrimp are just a little browned and the vegetables are translucent. That's a big word for see-through. I like to use fancy words every now and then. Oh yea, look at this yumminess.
Prepare some pasta. Any shape will do. Fettucine or angel hair. Penne. Whatever floats your boat. I happened to have bow tie pasta on hand. Mix the cooked pasta in with the veggies and shrimp. Toss in a little more olive oil, just enough to coat the pasta. And voila!
You can eat this shrimp pasta all by itself as a meal. Like I did. Or you can serve it alongside some fresh steamed broccoli and a pan-fried pork chop. Like my hubby did. This recipe is flexible like that.
Just don't expect me to share. Get your own plate.