Garlic Shrimp Pasta recipe

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

Garlic Shrimp Pasta – A Dish Suitable for an occasion

If you taste garlic shrimp pasta you will love it. Not only that it is so tasty but also it is very nutritious. In order to make it still better use ingredients from your home garden. In place of the tomato sauce you buy in the store, try to use tomato from your own back yard. Garlic shrimp pasta is a dish that could be used to entertain your guests as well as to celebrate occasions such as birthdays and other festive days like the thanks giving day.

Ingredients used for the dish

One of the main ingredients is the spaghetti. You have a choice here. You could use elbow macaroni.

It is a popular choice. If you like thicker appearance you must use linguine. You could also get thinner but longer ones when you use vermicelli.

In case you like the extra slender variety, best to use is Angle’s hair pasta or capelleni. When you choose your shrimps, you must use shelled small ones but not the tiny ones. You must take the whole shrimp after removing all the unnecessary parts. Garlic needs to be sliced thin but not paper-thin. Once you have these ingredients ready, you could prepare your garlic shrimp pasta.


Since it is a popular dish it is not a difficult thing to find a recipe. The first thing to do is to boil the spaghetti according to the instructions available on the pack. When you drain the water, keep one cup of it, as you need it at a later stage of the preparation.

Saute around one and a half teaspoons of garlic on a pan with olive oil and wait until it is close to getting brownish in color. Add your shrimps. The volume is decided on your individual taste. There is no limit. Add a few capers. A teaspoonful will do. While you keep stirring add the cup of pasta water in order to make your sauce. After one minute of cooking you could add parsley and some Olivio margarine. Finally, do the seasoning with pepper and salt. You could add lemon juice just before serving. You also have the option to add red pepper flakes to this dish as it is mostly decorative.

Garlic In Different Dishes

For centuries, garlic has been used by chefs in different types of dishes so as to give them a strong taste and also provide the consumer of these dishes certain health benefits that are associated with the use of garlic. At its most usual, garlic is added to such dishes that are of a smooth nature and have an almost numb taste.

The best examples that can be given under these circumstances is seafood and pasta, both of which have a taste that many people cannot simply get adjusted to and feel nausea upon first consumption of these dishes. Adding garlic to these dishes boosts the flavor of these dishes and makes them a little ‘hot and spicy’ so such dishes can be enjoyed by all types of consumers.

The first dish that we are going to elaborate upon is the Garlic Shrimp Recipe. This recipe has basically originated from Thailand and has been liked all over the world, especially in the European and American Regions. This is a dish that is not only delicious but can also be made within a short span of time, namely thirteen minutes. It therefore becomes a handy dish, if you want to impress your friends with your culinary skills.

For the Garlic Shrimp Recipe, you will need thirteen shrimps or prawns in a medium to large size. You will also need two tablespoons oyster sauce, one-tablespoon soy sauce, one-tablespoon fish sauce and one tablespoon brown sugar. You will also need one fresh red chili, five to seven minced cloves of garlic and two to three tablespoons of lime juice and oil as well. Take the fish sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, chili and garlic and mix it into a bowl to make a sauce.

Place the shrimps in this sauce and coat them overall. Now stir-fry them in a wok for two to three minutes and your dish is ready. You can serve this dish either as part of lunch or dinner or to take the place of an appetizer in parties or at events.

We shall now consider making Garlic Shrimp Pasta. For the Garlic Shrimp Pasta, you will need one pound of shrimp, with its veins and tail removed, one pound spaghetti noodles, six to eight large sized garlic cloves, a quarter cup of butter, fresh ground pepper, red pepper flakes, some salt and three drizzles of olive oil. Boil the pasta until it becomes tender and separate one cup pasta for later use. Always put a little salt and oil when boiling the pasta. While the pasta is on the boil, wash the shrimp and melt the butter in a pan over medium heat, then add shrimp to it.

Cook the shrimp until its gets pink and starts to curl a little, that is the time when you add garlic to it. Now cook the shrimp until it gets fully pink and curled. Now, add pasta to the pan and keep them tossing in the pan till the ingredients mix well together. And Walla! Your Garlic Shrimp Pasta is ready. Serve while hot and enjoy.


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