Garlicky Piri Piri Shrimp and Pasta


Shrimp is loaded with protein, low in calories and only takes 5 minutes to cook!

This easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare but tastes like a high end bistro dish. I recommend that you keep a few 1 pound bags of frozen uncooked shrimp for quick meals like this one.

I make this recipe every few weeks and my family never gets tired of it!

Serve this dish with my Foccacia Bread for more Garlicky goodness!



Shrimp Marinade

1 lb Shrimp

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp Garlic powder

1/4 tsp Chili powder

1/2 tsp Piri Piri or Tabasco Sauce

Dash of Vinho Verde or White wine


Pasta  Ingredients

1/2 package of Capellini Pasta *Or any you prefer

1/2 tsp salt

3 tbsp olive oil

3 large cloves garlic finely minced

1 tbsp butter or margarine

1 cup of frozen or fresh petite baby peas

1 squirt of lemon juice

2 tsp finely chopped parsley

Pecorino Cheese *optional

Fresh cracked pepper


Place all ingredients for the Shrimp Marinade in a small bowl and let marinate for 5 minutes. * Do not let the shrimp sit too long in the marinate.

Cook pasta in 1/2 tsp of salt and drain. Grill the shrimp on the grill or in a skillet for about 5 minutes or until pink. Set aside.

Place the olive oil, butter, and garlic in a skillet and cook on medium heat until garlic is translucent.

Add the pasta and peas and toss gently. Cook for about 5 minutes on low heat until pasta has absorbed the garlic and oil, and is hot.

Stir in the shrimp. When ready to serve, add parsley and the lemon juice. Top with cracked pepper and Pecorino to taste.


Garlic, Olive Oil & Rosemary (Alecrim) Foccacia Bread


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