Spaghetti With Shrimp, Capers and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This simple and straightforward pasta recipe can be whipped up on a moment's notice with pantry ingredients and shrimp -- just the thing for a busy week night supper. Olive oil plays a big role here, so use only the best extra virgin olive oil you can find. Recipe courtesy of a CooksRecipes e-mail I received. YUM!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until barely tender.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Add the capers and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until the shrimps turn pink and firm, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drain the spaghetti and return to the warmed pot. Add the shrimp and its sauce and toss, adding the remaining 3 tablespoons oil or more if you wish.
  4. Transfer to a large, warmed serving bowl.
  5. Garish with freshly grated parmegiano reggiano cheese. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was very good. My adaptation was to add some yellow pepper a little white wine and some blanched broccoli just to add some extra flavors and colors, came out nicely.

N0_0ne July 20, 2009

LOVED it! Very quick and easy, perfect for a lazy sunday afternoon! A lovely dish full of flavours with few simple ingredients! The only change I made was add in a pinch of crushed chilli flakes since we like a bit of a kick! And I used tagliatelle instead of spaghetti since that's what I had. I served it with garlic bread and everybody enjoyed it. Thank you, Stacky5, for sharing this wonderful recipe.. definitely will be making it again!

Aaliyah's&Aaron'sMum March 24, 2008

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