garlic shrimp pasta recipe

garlic shrimp pasta recipe

My Garlic shrimp pasta recipe is made scampi style with a touch of Italy. Rich butter and tender shrimp make this dish MOLTO BENE and it's guaranteed to ward off Italian vampires. Hi my name is Kira Volpi and this recipe is in true Julia Child spirit…


Don't even think about replacing this shrimp pasta recipe with margarin. Julia would roll over in her grave. Gulp down a nice glass of wine, or two, to off set the cholesterol and enjoy the rich flavor of butter, butter, butter. Did I mention I liked butter? YUM!

Of all my shrimp pasta recipes this one tops the charts. If you haven't guessed by my pasta recipe website, I love garlic just as much as I love butter. Actually MORE! So this is the killer combination of my favorite stuff.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe Ingredients:


  1. 1 lb Large shrimp, deveined, shelled and cleaned.
  2. 1 lb of homemade fettucini pasta
  3. 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  4. 8 to 10 crushed or "slammed" garlic cloves
  5. ¼ fresh lemon
  6. splash of white wine
  7. small handful of chopped Italian parsley
  8. Just enough olive oil to coat a large sauté pan
  9. salt to taste

Simple, simple, simple. Which is what Italian food is all about. Simple, fresh ingredients put together in a way that makes food taste delicious.

HINT: How to slam garlic. Take the whole garlic clove and place on a cutting board. Then take a wide end of a chopping knife and set it onto of the garlic clove. Now take the heel of your palm and SLAM it down onto the top of the knife. There you go. SLAMMED GARLIC.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe Instructions:

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe Ingredients Add Lemon to Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Begin by coating a slim layer of olive oil into the pan. Then turn the heat to medium and add the slammed garlic and butter to the pan. Allow the first stick to melt. Then add the second stick. Once the second stick has melted, remove from the heat and set aside. This will allow the garlic to become tender and almost liquify into the butter. OMG I'm having foodie flash backs.

Boil a large pot of water and cook the fresh pasta. This only takes a few minutes. Once the water is boiled add the pasta and return the garlic and butter to a high heat.

When the butter starts to bubble a little add the shrimp. Keep heat on high and keep the white wine handy and splash in to add flavor. When the shrimp is pink squeeze in the ¼ lemon.

Add pasta to garlic pasta shrimp pasta pan Add parsley to garlic pasta shrimp pasta pan

Right about now the fresh pasta should be floating to the top of the water. When your homemade pasta is ready it will float. It's not like cooking dried pasta. Drain the pasta and after you remove the pan from the heat, add the pasta to the large sauté pan. Now add your freshly chopped Italian parsley and toss together.

This is Garlic Shrimp and Pasta Recipe Nirvana. You can see all that tender shrimp and pasta swimming in the succulent butter. HOLD THE CHEESE PLEASE In Italy it's considered an insult to add cheese to any seafood recipe. It's like telling them that the seafood isn't fresh and you have to cover up the flavor. I know it's tempting and although I am a firm believer in "If it tastes good it is good" but this is not the time or place for cheese. Allow your taste buds to dance in the garlic and butter and the juicy succulent shrimp. Serve it family style in a large plate and pass it around.

Don't forget the crusty Italian bread to soak up the extra garlic butter in this garlic shrimp pasta recipe. In Italy we call that "la scrapa". To scrap the plate with bread in your hands is totally acceptable and an ultimate compliment to the chef.

Vivere, Amare, Ridere e Mangiare Bene
Live, Love, Laugh and Eat Well!
Kira Volpi

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