Corkscrew Pasta with Shrimp, Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Add snap peas to water in last 3 minutes of cooking.
  3. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet heat 1 tb oil over medium high.
  6. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  7. Add shrimp, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  8. Cook until shrimp are lightly golden, 2-3 minutes per side.
  9. Remove shrimp, add pepper strips to skillet.
  10. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to soften, 1-2 minutes.
  11. Combine with shrimp.
  12. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine basil, lemon juice, zest, and mustard.
  13. Slowly whisk in remaining oil until mixture thickens slightly.
  14. In large serving bowl combine reserved pasta with shrimp mixture and sauce/dressing/vinaigrette.
  15. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I used ziti because it's my favorite. The sauce is too yummy for words and the color of this dish is delightful. Served with hot French bread...a great meal.

Cosmicwench December 18, 2002

I actually got Dh to make this and it was great. One admonition not to burn the garlic was all the direction it took. Every man should have a pasta dish in his repertoire, wouldn't you agree, ladies?

sugarpea March 30, 2008

This was really good, except I just really didn't like the flavor of the bell pepper with the sauce. Could be just me :). After picking them out I liked this a lot and will definitely keep this recipe. Thanks!

Kaarin September 01, 2007