Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta – Welcome to your new favorite one-pot lunch. With the first bite, this completely blew our taste buds away and became an instant favorite. Garlic Shrimp Pasta is a fast and simple weekday pasta dish. Savory, succulent shrimp in a garlic butter sauce served with light and airy spaghetti. It’s a family favorite that takes me about 15 minutes to prepare. This Garlic Shrimp Pasta is a fast and easy weekday meal that comes together in 15 minutes and has a buttery garlic flavor!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
It’s all about remaining in your sweatpants and cooking up some big comfort food now that the cold weather has arrived. Despite the fact that it’s approaching 80 degrees Fahrenheit here in Southern California, I’m only wearing shorts and flip flops.
It’s as easy as boiling some pasta and sautéing your shrimp in a tub of garlic-butter-herb goodness. Toss in your pasta and some new greens once that’s over. That is everything there is to it. In any weather, it’s easy, convenient, and soothing!
Ingredients for Shrimp Pasta:
The shrimp are cooked in a delectable lemon garlic butter sauce. Shrimp is one of my favorite foods because it cooks so quickly. It’s tossed with broccoli, pasta, and parmesan cheese that’s been freshly grated. But it’s just a collection of all of my favorite items. Are you getting hungry yet? Lemon, butter, garlic, parmesan… This meal is going to be a hit with you guys. I pinky swear.
Linguine Pasta: Thin, light noodles that complement the creamy sauce and shrimp perfectly.
Olive oil and butter: The trick to a better texture in the shrimp is to sauté them in a mixture of olive oil and butter!
Garlic: Saute the garlic and red pepper in the oil until fragrant.
Red pepper flakes: Gives the flavors a kick.
Large shrimp: The larger shrimp can withstand the pasta better.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Italian seasoning: This garlic-infused pasta sauce pairs beautifully with Italian seasoning.
Baby spinach should be added at the very end to ensure a great wilt without being soggy.
After the shrimp and pasta are cooked, mix in the parmesan cheese.
To taste, lemon juice
How To Make Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Cook the shrimp in butter until they are completely cooked, seasoning with salt and red pepper flakes.
Remove the shrimp and set aside after flipping them to the other side to finish cooking.
In the same pan, cook the remaining garlic and butter with the lemon juice, pasta water (reserved from cooking the pasta), and parmesan cheese.
Combine the sauce and scrape off any pieces from the shrimp with a whisk.
On top of the sauce, add the cooked spaghetti.
Toss to mix until the sauce is evenly distributed over the spaghetti.
Before serving, return the shrimp to the skillet and garnish with parsley.
Tips for preparing a 30-minute meal include the following:
Maintain a straightforward approach! Stick to tried-and-true recipes and ingredients. Save your new ideas and ingredients for a later date when you have more time.
Make preparations ahead of time. When you get home with your groceries, begin washing fresh fruit, chopping, making dressings, and other preparations that will be used later in the week’s recipes. Then they’ll be good to go whenever you need them!
The importance of order cannot be overstated. Since these things take longer, start the oven and the water boiling first. You will reflect on the next steps as they heat up.
Substitute, substitute, or even leave out ingredients that you don’t have on hand or that need a lot of prep time.
How to Store Pasta:
Cooked shrimp can last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator if stored properly. You can freeze it for up to 6 months to make it last longer. Freeze in heavy-duty freezer bags or sealed airtight containers. You may also use heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap to wrap it tightly.
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- 8 ounces pasta
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 pound wide peeled deveined shrimp
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- lemon juice (two tablespoons)
- 3 tblsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
- Garnish with 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Cook the pasta according to package directions in a large pot of boiling salted water; drain well and set aside 1 cup of pasta water.
Melt two tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the shrimp, salt, and crushed red pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, for around 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp is opaque pink. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
Add the remaining butter and garlic to the same skillet and cook for one minute, or until fragrant. Stir in the lemon juice, pasta water, and parmesan cheese until all is well combined. Add the spaghetti to the skillet with the sauce and toss to combine.
Garnish with parsley after adding the shrimp. Serve right away.
Substitutes: For the best performance, stick to the original formula. However, some popular substitutes that would work well in this recipe are mentioned below.