Garlic Shrimp Pasta 

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  • 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles (adjust quantity as needed)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, minced (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Olive oil (a few drizzles)
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Herbs (customize based on your preference)


  1. Boil the pasta: Start by boiling the spaghetti noodles in water until they’re tender. While boiling, you can add a bit of oil, salt, and fresh herbs to enhance the pasta’s flavor. Once cooked, drain the pasta and set it aside. Remember to save about 1 cup of pasta water for later use.
  2. Prepare the shrimp: While the pasta is boiling, take the time to wash the shrimp.
  3. Sauté the shrimp: In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the shrimp to the pan. Cook them until they turn slightly pink and start to curl.
  4. Add the garlic: Once the shrimp are partially cooked, introduce the minced garlic. Continue to cook for 5-7 minutes, and then add a drizzle of olive oil. Keep stirring until the shrimp are fully pink and curled.
  5. Combine the pasta and seasonings: Incorporate the boiled pasta into the skillet with the shrimp and garlic. Add your preferred seasonings, such as Italian seasoning, fresh ground pepper, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt.
  6. Adjust the consistency: To achieve the desired consistency and flavor, add just enough of the saved pasta water. Start with about 1/4 of it and adjust as needed. The goal is to have a moist dish without it being too watery.
  7. Toss and heat: Keep tossing all the ingredients in the skillet until they are well mixed and heated through.

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