Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

Pasta with Shrimp Recipe


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 lb large (25 – 30 ct) shrimp, cleaned, peeled, tails removed, cut in half

  • 1 lb cooked thin spaghetti

  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, separated

  • salt & ground white pepper, to taste

  • reserved pasta water


  1. Melt butter in a large, deep frying pan over med-high heat.

  2. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and continue sautéing for another minute.

  4. Add shrimp and sautéing for about 2 minutes. Shrimp should not be thoroughly cooked at this point.

  5. Add the cream and allow shrimp to finish cooking as the cream reduces slightly, about 2 – 3 minutes.

  6. Season with 2 tbsp of the parsley before adding the cooked spaghetti to the pan. Mix until the pasta is well-coated. If necessary, add a little of the reserved pasta water. Taste the dish and season with salt & pepper.

  7. Garnish with remaining tbsp of parsley and serve immediately.

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