Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

"Easy, healthy, and FAST. This is a great weeknight dinner adapted from Woman's Day magazine, although its elegant enough for a dinner party. Just make sure to do your prep work ahead of time, since this comes together quickly. Great served with peas/onions side dish."
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  • Cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  • While pasta cooks, heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, shrimp (if using uncooked shrimp), and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper. Saute two minutes or until shrimp are barely pink and/or garlic is soft.
  • Add broth and crushed red pepper. Increase heat to high.
  • Add cooked shrimp (if not using uncooked shrimp in step 2).
  • Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes (just one minute if you used uncooked shrimp earlier), until shrimp are warmed through.
  • Stir in lemon peel and juice.
  • Put the pasta in a serving bowl, add the remaining tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Add the shrimp mixture, parsley, and cheese (gradually so as not to clump up the cheese). Toss to mix and serve immediately.

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  1. More Gun
    The recipe has good potential, I felt more like I was making a soup than anything else though, and the lemon juice was a liiiiittle to bright for mine and hubby's taste. What I might do next time is make the lemon juice be 1/16c and the broth 1/2c. That might solve the brightness issue and soupiness, I believe it's a good recipe otherwise :)
  2. Barbara M.
    I love this dish easy and so good! I added chopped tomatoes fresh basil and had asparagus as a side dish along with garlic bread , olive oil and balsamic Vinager for dipping bread in! Wonderful also some fresh mozzarella to. Sautaed tomatoes olive oil
  3. Dawn M.
    I may use a little less lemon next time. I used raw shrimp and cooked 1/2 recommended time and it was perfect. 2 min. plus cooking in broth likely to overcook medium or even large shrimp,maybe 2 min for jumbo size, lots of shrimp, or small saute pan.
  4. gardengal
    Rated it at 4 stars ONLY because I didn't have all ingredients listed. I had to 'tweak' it. But came out great! Less broth used and had only thin spaghetti it worked fine. Adaptable recipe. Thanks for sharing. Substitutions work in this easy-to-make recipe. BTW I minced garlic. Garlic, butter, shrimp and pasta! What's not to love?
  5. samuel
    I made this recipe as written. Instead of Angel Hair Pasta I used Fettucine. I didn't have any fresh parsley so I used dry. I also used the option of 1/2 white wine and 1/2 chicken broth that was listed in the recipe. The recipe was easy to make and delicious. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.


  1. Dawn M.
    I added diced Roma tomatoes and fresh chopped basil that I had in the garden.
  2. Kdc2093
    Quick and easy. I added spinach instead of the parsley and made it a one pot meal. I also took the advice of others and went 1/2 and 1/2 with broth and wine. Will make again, husband loved it.
  3. doveyjunk
    very good. Substituted broth for white wine and used more garlic and red pepper. Also used fettuccine noodles. Will make this many more times.



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