Pasta with Shrimp
Someone in my household wants pasta with shrimp for supper. I do not want pasta with shrimp so I am looking for a little inspiration. I do have plenty of shells in the freezer to make stock. Please post your suggestions!
simple is good. lemon-cream pasta with shrimp won't take a moment. but since you have shells you could bump it up.
melt some garlic in butter, add cream and reduce slightly. (here if you want add shells for a bit then strain) add lemon zest. briefly/barely cook shrimp in cream. remove shrimp and add pasta and coat thoroughly. plate and add shrimp.
This is a variation on one of Giada De Laurentiis' recipes.
Tomatoes & Shrimp with Baby Bowtie Pasta
The juices from the tomatoes, along with the olive oil and starch from the pasta, provide an almost creamy consistency without adding any butter or milk/cream. This amount makes 2 very large servings. Cook time: about 10-15 min.
(All measurements are definitely approximate)
Dressing (make ahead):
2 tbl extra virgin olive oil
1 tbl lemon juice
1 tea capers
Pinch of red pepper flakes, salt and pepper
Mix together and pour over dish *after* cooking, but still in pan - heat through
1 clove garlic - minced or pressed
12 - 14 large cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 lb shrimp - peeled, deveined and cut into bite size pieces
A handful of Italian parsley, chopped.
1/2 cup (*uncooked) baby bowtie pasta - these are only about 1/2 inch long
Salt and pepper
*Make the pasta ahead - drain, but do not rinse
Over medium low heat, saute garlic in olive oil. Add tomatoes and cook until some of their juices are released, but not so much to break down. Increase heat to medium high, add shrimp and cook until done.
Add dressing and drained pasta and toss to heat through (while still on stove). Add parsley and toss. Serve.
I sometimes add grilled/broiled shrimp to linguine w/ pesto, which might hold your interest if you're not feeling the shrimp end of things.