Quick Shrimp and Pasta

by Anne Papina on September 18, 2001

Perfect for when you’re short on time!

Quick Shrimp and Pasta
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 lb cooked rock shrimp
  • ¼ lb snow peas
  • 8 oz bow tie pasta
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • Fresh parsley sprigs for garnish
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boiling; add pasta and a generous amount of the cajun seasoning. While pasta is cooking, clean the peas and add them to the pot with the pasta. Rinse the shrimp, and add them to the pot as well. Continue boiling until the pasta has reached the desired doneness (total cooking time is approximately 12-15 minutes). Drain.
  2. In a serving bowl, toss pasta mixture with approximately 1-2 tbsp olive oil, the lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley sprigs.
  3. Serve with a crusty loaf of sourdough, a tossed green salad and your favorite wine. Serves 4-6.


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