20 minutes or less is all it takes to make this bright garlic shrimp pasta recipe! Prepared Mediterranean-style and tossed in a light sauce with garlic, onions, white wine, and lemon juice. To save time, get the pasta cooking and make the rest in the meantime!
Large handful chopped fresh parsleyabout 1 cup packed
2 to 3vine ripe tomatoeschopped
Parmesan cheeseto your liking.
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package (about 9 minutes). Reserve a little bit of the starchy pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta well.
While the pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp. In a large pan heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering but not smoking. Cook the shrimp on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until it turns pink. Transfer the shrimp to a side plate for now.
In the same pan add a little more extra virgin olive oil, if needed. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onions, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes (I used Aleppo-style pepper). Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the wine to the pan and scrape up any pieces of garlic and onions. Cook the wine for 1 minute to reduce then add the lemon juice and lemon zest.
Add the chopped parsley and tomatoes, toss about for about 30 to 40 seconds. Season with Kosher salt.
Add the cooked pasta to the pan, and toss to coat. Add some of the pasta starchy water if you need to.
Finally, add the cooked shrimp. Allow the shrimp to warm through briefly (another 30 seconds), then remove the pasta from heat.
To finish, sprinkle a little grated parmesan cheese and more red pepper flakes or Aleppo pepper. Serve immediately!
To make this recipe ahead: Cook the pasta and prepare the sauce one night in advance. Store them separately in the fridge in tight-lid containers. Don't cook the shrimp until just before serving. Warm the sauce and the pasta over medium heat, adding a bit of pasta water as needed. Add the cooked shrimp and follow the recipe.
Storage: Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 nights.