Bowtie Pasta with Shrimp

Farfalle with prawns

This bowtie pasta with shrimp is a very easy dish to make. It is healthy and delicious. This is one of those meals that you can have on the table in minutes.

Make sure to cook your pasta al dente meaning that it is not over cooked and soggy. It has to have a slight give when you bite into it.

When you are Cooking with shrimp it has to be cleaned. Remove the black vein from the shrimp’s back as this is the intestine and is gritty and does not taste well. If you skip this step you will ruin this meal. Once you cook it keep in mind that it will cook very quickly. Give it three to four minutes and as soon as it turns pink in color it is done. Over cooked shrimp is rubbery.

Here is what you are going to need for this delicious and easy recipe for bowtie pasta and shrimp:

Serves eight
1 pound bowtie pasta
1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper
3 TBS Parmesan cheese

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook per package instructions. Drain and shock with cold water.

Rinse and pat dry shrimp.

Heat a large skillet with a TBS of olive oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute or until you can smell it. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until pink. Do not overcook it.

Add cooked pasta to skillet and mix well. Add parsley and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.

Drizzle with the remaining extra virgin olive oil. Remove from heat. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

CALORIES 311.67; FAT 7.30 grs (sat 1.09; mono 3.91; poly 0.62); PROTEIN 16.16 grs ; FIBER 2.23 grs; CARBS 43.87 grs; CHOLESTEROL 72.78 mg; IRON 2.66 mg; SODIUM 649.03 mg; CALCIUM 104.60 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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  • April 30, 2009


    Great! Thanks for visiting!

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