Shrimp and Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

Shrimp and Spaghetti with Fresh Herbs

SheKnows
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

A nice bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir pairs wonderfully with this decadent shrimp and spaghetti dish seasoned with fresh herbs and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried spaghetti
  • 1/2 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges (1/4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces shrimp, peeled
  • 1-1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 3 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh mint
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese to garnish

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti ‘al dente’ according to package directions, drain and then return to the pot. Drizzle with 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil and toss to coat.
  2. In the meantime, place the remaining oil into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 4 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook the mixture for an additional 4 minutes, and then add the milk and the hot pepper sauce.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and add the cooked spaghetti, basil, lemon peel, mint and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Toss once again to combine and then serve immediately topped with the Parmesan cheese.

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