Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shrimp Pasta || Recipe + Pictorial!

I came up with this recipe when I was starving and broke haha. Therefore, I searched the fridge & pantry for something to whip up together. Turns out, I made a super delish dish! What's so great about this is that there are so many things that can be substituted, so there's no reason to be starving when you have some of these [or similar] ingredients in your kitchen!

Things You'll Need:

  • Shrimp [I used raw, but you can pick up pre-cooked] about 30
  • Spices
  • Olive Oil
  • Organic pasta sauce
  • Feta cheese crumbles *optional*
  • minced garlic *optional*
  • Spinach
  • Whole wheat pasta

Pre Heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Cook your pasta according to the package directions

I used a pretty hefty amount of noodles because I wanted to make extra for leftovers.

While the noodles are cooking...

Season your shrimp and put them on a pan with aluminum foil.

I find that this speeds up the cooking time tremendously. Bake them in the oven for about 5 minutes or until they turn pink. [they look pink above because of the chili powder]

Drain your noodles 

Drizzle them with oil so they won't stick together without the water and toss them back into the pot you cooked them in.

Add 1 1/2 TBSP of olive oil to a pan with med-high heat.

Add 1/2 TBSP of minced garlic. [I am a HUGE garlic lover, so if you're not, add less or omit this step all together.]

Add a handful of fresh spinach to the pan.

This is all the spinach I had left, otherwise more would've been added :(

Cook until the spinach is wilted.

Add 2 TBSP [to start] of organic pasta sauce.

Pour in shrimp & noodles. Toss around to coat everything with the pasta sauce.

I added about 3-4 more TSBP of pasta sauce, just eyeballing it.

Top with feta cheese [or Parmesan] and VOILA!! Delicious shrimp pasta!

Dont have shrimp? Use grilled/baked chicken
Out of feta? Parmesan works just as well! 
No spaghetti noodles? Try it with fettuccine or even egg noodles! Use your imagination!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and you'll try it soon!!