Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe







Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe


Incredibly delicious low fat garlic shrimp pasta recipe with meat or veggies and other seafood.Combining your favorite type of pasta recipe with seafood, meat or veggies is a perfect way to stretch your food dollars. If you choose carefully you can also make sure that you are selecting a recipe that is full of savory, healthy ingredients.

One thing that you need to be careful about is avoiding those heavy sauces that are so frequently a part of pasta based recipes. These sauces tend to add excess calories and may not be as heart healthy as you first believe.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe:

Learn to focus on fresh ingredients and use a variety of seasonings to spice up the flavor. Fresh ingredients are full of essential nutrients that your body needs. The use of seasonings is a wonderful technique preferred by top chefs around the world.

Heavy use of sodium (salt) is a practice that should be avoided. Most foods contain some natural salt anyway. This means that you can enhance this natural flavor by pairing the foods with herbs or seasonings that really rock.

There are many healthy advantages to consider when you choose seafood. This is a protein rich food that contains minerals, vitamins and other nutritional bonuses. Most people need to include more fish and seafood in their weekly diets. A good choice that is tasty, low in fat and cholesterol, yet high in Omega 3 fatty acids is shrimp.

If you are looking for a great tasting, healthy recipe that is full of flavor then why not try this Sautéed garlic shrimp and Pasta dish? The large amount of garlic that is used is responsible for boosting the hearty, Old World taste to a new level of ‘taste intensity'.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe:

Ingredients Needed

2 lbs of medium sized shrimp (remove tails and devein shrimp prior to use)

2 lbs of angel hair pasta (use the Garden Pasta or Whole Wheat versions for a healthier twist)

14-18 cloves of garlic/ peeled and crushed

¼-1/3 cup of butter

2 tablespoons of hot chili sauce

Lemon pepper seasoning, salt-substitute, freshly ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes

*chopped green onions- (4-6)

*cashew nuts (1-2 ounces)

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe:

Directions for Pasta

Prepare pasta according to directions, but cook for about a minute less than directions state. This will allow for the additional cooking time that will take place once you combine the pasta with the freshly cooked shrimp and pan-sauce.

1. Always use a big pot to cook pasta and use at least 100-120 ounces of water per 1 pound of pasta.

2. Do not overcrowd the pasta in the cooking pot. It is best to cook no more than 1 pound of pasta at a time, unless you are using a huge pot.

3. It is usually recommended that a person add 2 teaspoons of salt per each 3 ounces of pasta during the cooking process. However you can certainly use less salt, and you can even use other herbs or a salt substitute to flavor the pasta as it boils.

Cooking directions for Sauteed Garlic shrimp Pasta Recipe

Reserve 2 cups of water when you drain the pasta.

Add the butter to a large saucepan and melt over a low/medium heat

Add the garlic and cook for at least 4-5 minutes so the rich flavor is unleashed

Add shrimp and cook just until the color turns pink

Add about ½-1 cup of the reserved water to the mixture along with hot chili sauce

Adjust heat to medium/med-high heat and cook for about 3 minutes.

Now add the pasta and continue to stir until the flavors are combined, about 3-4 minutes.

*Can add chopped green onions and cashew nuts as a topping if desired

This garlic shrimp and pasta recipe allows you to savor deep, rich flavors without guilt. The healthy ingredients are designed to deliver satisfying taste but only a small amount of the calories and fat that would result if you used a cream sauce for the pasta or used a deep frying technique to cook the shrimp.




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