Tropical Island's Pasta With Shrimps and Coconut

"A delicious pasta dish for shrimps lovers. With Garlic,coconut and Lime. Submitted for ZWT7."
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  • Make the seasoning blend by combining all the spices and the salt (first 5 ingredients for the sauce) in a small bowl.
  • Prepare the other ingredients.
  • Bring a big pot of salted water to boil and add pasta when ready.
  • In the meantime prepare your shrimps.
  • Add margarine or vegetal oil to the pan (medium heat).
  • Stir in garlic and ginger and coconut flakes.
  • When it begins to change the color add the shrimps.
  • Change to maximum heat.
  • Sprinkle the entire seasoning blend over the shrimp, and give it all a good stir.
  • Saute the shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  • Be sure to cook both sides of all the shrimp.
  • Check the pasta and if necessary drain before the sauce is ready (adding some oil to prevent sticking).
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze the first half into the pan over the shrimp.
  • Add cilantro (reserve some leaves for decoration).
  • Add 2 tablespoon coconut milk if you prefer it wheat.
  • Stir and serve.
  • Squeeze the second half lime over the pasta in the plate.
  • Decorate with coconut milk and the reserved cilantro leaves.

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  1. Awalde all I seem to say to you is WOW. But boy does this recipe ever deserve 10 stars, wish I could give them. My dh was disappointed, he thought we were having curry...but that certainly changed after he tasted this dish. We both couldn't stop raving about how great it was. The flavor is outstanding, all the spices and herb blended beautifully together to create an unforgettable meal. I did use the coconut milk option. The only problem was that when I went looking for more, it was all gone. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will add to my Best of 2011 Cookbook. Made for ZWT7 for the Witchin Kitchen.
  2. Very much enjoyed! can't go wrong with shrimp, pasta and coconut milk! I love the lime in this dish - everything comes together so well, and easily prepared, a delicious dish to enjoy any night of the week!<br/><br/>Thank you awalde! Made for I Recommend tag game.
  3. Shrimp, coconut, lime and pasta? Yes please! This made for a wonderful dinner. I really liked the little kick from the cayenne. Great blend of spices. I only used about 1/2 pound of spaghetti noodles and thought that was plenty. Next time, I'm going to use a wider noodle like fettucine or something even wider. I also doubled the amount of coconut since we love that ingredient. I didn't end up with a sauce, but I think that is just because I didn't use the optional coconut milk. I will try it with that next time. Thanks!
  4. Had this recipe set to make for ourselves & a neighbor couple, but then we got a couple of other guests for the day & I kept the entire thing right here for the 4 of us to enjoy, while making another quick meal for the neighbors! Loved the flavor combo in this dish & will certainly be making it again in the future! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]
  5. Delicious! DH and I adore shrimp and pasta anyhow, but the mix of flavors in this was outstanding! DH especially loved the little kick from the cayenne. I used the full amount of coconut milk for this. This is a definite keeper, thanks for posting! Made for the Emerald City Shakers for ZWT7


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