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shrimp and pasta - connie's

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Connie Ottman
Orlando, FL

Our family has enjoyed this light yummy dish for a long time. We live in Florida where shrimp is readily available. This recipe is easy to prepare. Prep time below includes the 1/2 hour to marinate the shrimp ahead of time. You can use any type of pasta, we prefer angel hair. Enjoy:)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This shrimp and pasta recipe is not only easy and quick but delicious! It's proof that simple ingredients can sometimes make the best dishes. The delicate angel hair pasta and the buttery shrimp are the stars of this dish. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread for a dinner your whole family will love.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp and pasta - connie's

  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 lb
  • 1/2 tsp
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    scallions, chopped
  • 1 lb
    angel hair pasta
  • 1 c
    reserved pasta water
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, sliced
  • salt and pepper. to taste
  • additonal Old Bay seasoning and buttter, if desired
  • 1
    lemon, sliced (for garnish and to squeeze over cooked pasta)
  • 1/2 tsp
    parsley flakes

How To Make shrimp and pasta - connie's

Test Kitchen Tips
After marinating the shrimp, there is not much marinade to discard. The butter hardens against the cool shrimp. But, that's OK. It adds more buttery goodness to the recipe.
  • Melted butter in a bowl.
    Melt butter and pour in a marinade bowl or plastic bag.
  • Old Bay, garlic, and shrimp added to the butter.
    Add shrimp, Old Bay seasoning, and garlic to the shrimp in the bag/bowl. Marinate for 1/2 hour.
  • Sauteeing green onions in olive oil.
    Chop scallions. Saute in olive oil until soft.
  • Marinated shrimp added to the skillet.
    Drain shrimp and discard marinade. Add shrimp to scallions and cook until the shrimp turn pink.
  • Draining cooked pasta.
    Cook pasta as directed on the package. Drain pasta reserving a cup of pasta water.
  • Pouring reserved water into the skillet with the shrimp.
    Add reserved pasta water to shrimp and scallions.
  • Pasta, butter, and seasonings added to the skillet with shrimp.
    Put drained pasta into shrimp and scallions. Add a few pats of extra butter, a sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Squeezing lemon onto the pasta.
    Squeeze lemon juice over top
  • Parsley sprinkled over Connie's Shrimp and Pasta.
    Garnish with lemon slices and parsley flakes. Enjoy.