8 ounces spaghetti or linguine
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
1- Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
2- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes (if using), and sauté for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.
3- Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and cooked through. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
4- In the same skillet, pour in the chicken broth and white wine (if using). Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
5- Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the cooked pasta and toss until well coated with the sauce.
6- Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss with the pasta and sauce.
7- Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley over the top and give it a final toss to combine all the flavors.
8- Serve the Garlic Shrimp Pasta hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying Garlic Shrimp Pasta as a delicious main course. It’s a quick and easy dish that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions. Share this recipe with your friends and tag someone who would love to try it!