Garlic Shrimp Pasta



1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed

1 lb spaghetti noodles (more or less, depending on family size)

6 -8 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced

1/4 cup butter

olive oil (3 drizzles)

italian seasoning

fresh ground pepper

red pepper flakes


herbs (according to taste)



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.


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