Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easy Pasta and Shrimp

I made this dinner over Christmas and it was delicious. I made it again last Friday (since we can't eat meat on Fridays during Lent) and realized I never posted the recipe. Here it is!
Angel Hair Pasta
8 tablespoons of olive oil
8 tablespoons of butter
Broccoli (fresh or frozen)
Red pepper flakes (and any other spices to taste, I like lemon and pepper seasoning)
10 shrimp (fresh or frozen)
Parmesan cheese to top

-Cook pasta according to directions, drain and add 4 Tbsp of butter and 4 Tbsp of oil
-Clean shrimp and place in frying pan on medium heat with 4 Tbsp of butter and oil, broccoli, and spices
-After shrimp and pasta are cooked, combine and top with Parmesan cheese


  1. that looks like such an easy week night meal! and delicious too!! I'll have to try that soon, thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Marjorie -

    That pasta looks so good.

  3. I love shrimp! Going to have to try this!

  4. I make this quite frequently, especially during lent. Last week we added a splash of white wine, it helped the shrimp cook amazing (that and the fact that the acme will steam a lb of shrimp for FREE when you purchase it there and their shrimp is A-W-E-S-O-M-E). Love your recipe! If you're looking for a little something different I would recommend trying the splash of white wine.

  5. Anonymous, I did do a splash of Chardonnay at Christmas time too! I didn't recently since I didn't have it on hand. I also buy the cooked shrimp ahead of time too :) Thanks for recommending it.

  6. I never use shrimp in my cooking. I really should try though.

  7. 8 tablespoons of Butter? Really?

  8. Yep, Anonymous! Are you worried about your weight?! Haha!

  9. I ask because every comment you make centers on weight. Maybe you should join a gym and slim down (i.e. worry about yourself and not me). I don't have a weight problem so I don't have the same concern! :0

  10. Furthermore, you use less butter 5-6 tablespoons. It's up to you as long as you use equal amounts of butter and oil. You can also use low-fat butter/margarine. Cooking is an art, not a science.