Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my hubby's specialty! This is one of the things he loves to cook and can do well!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 cup of pasta water for use later. I always put some oil, salt, and fresh herbs in with my pasta when I boil it. Drain and set aside when done.
  2. While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.
  4. Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.
  5. Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.
  6. Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings. Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid either. Depending on amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it. Start with adding 1/4 of it then work up from there.
  7. Keep tossing all ingredients around in skillet till all is incorporated and hot. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

This is great to make on a weeknight. Quick, easy and delicious! I did add some lemon juice to the shrimp just before tossing in the pasta and did toss in a good amount of parmesan cheese, allowing it to melt in before serving.

Tiggrr September 23, 2010

The 5 stars is for the incredible versatility of this recipe. You really can make what you will of this one, and it's delicious! I loaded up on the garlic (about 10 cloves), and from there the only limitation is your own creativity! My only word of caution would be this: if you cook the shrimp 5-7 minutes after adding the garlic, you will definitely overcook it. I think 3 minutes max at this point, after you have already fried them a bit prior to adding the garlic. But thanks for the recipe Jessica! It's a keeper, and I'll be experimenting with different flavour combinations with this one!

Glaber May 04, 2013

I didn't have fresh herbs, so I dumped about a tablespoon or so of Montreal Steak Seasoning, salt and olive oil into the boiling pasta water. I followed the recipe as stated. We were amazed at how flavorful the shrimp was. Anyone who doesn't like recipe either didn't add enough spice or didn't know to substitute a spice they don't like with a different one. The cook is in control of the outcome of this recipe. I agree with another post that states you can do so many different things with this recipe to create a variety of dishes. Kuddos to Jessica K!

LovesCookingHatesDishwashing January 09, 2013

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