Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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Easy delicious pasta recipes are perfect for a busy weeknight meal, but this shrimp scampi pasta recipe would also work well for a fancy get-together since it is a refined combination of shrimp, white wine, and parmesan cheese. Shrimp is an excellent protein to make throughout the week since it only requires a few minutes to cook, but you will want to watch that you don’t overcook the shrimp since it can get chewy. The best thing to do for this shrimp bowtie pasta recipe would be to make sure you already have your pasta water to the boil when you start cooking your shrimp because both your sauce and your noodles should be able to cook in a similar amount of time. Shrimp is also a highly nutritious food, containing all of your daily-recommended intake of selenium, as well as being very good sources of at least thirteen other nutrients. Selenium is known as an antioxidant mineral, and those people deficient in it might see higher heart failure risk, the risk of type 2 diabetes, and reduced cognitive function. Shrimp is an incredibly healthy food source and becomes the star of this shrimp scampi pasta recipe.

The sauce for this bowtie pasta recipe is similar to an alfredo sauce, but not quite as thick, since it contains a combination of lemon juice, garlic, white wine, whipping cream, and parmesan cheese. The sauce won’t look like it will coat the pasta at first, but pasta has a tendency to soak up cream sauces well, and the starches of the pasta should allow the sauce to coat sufficiently within a couple of minutes of being tossed. Ashley, the developer of this recipe, uses gorgeous farfalle pasta for this bowtie pasta recipe, although she leaves it open for the home cook to decide. Bowties are such an excellent choice for this pasta recipe because they are similar in size to the shrimps, but any other bite-sized pasta noodle would work fine, like penne rigate.

If you are looking for dinner ideas with pasta, this easy pasta recipe is the perfect one, because there is minimal chopping and you should be able to prepare this dish in less than thirty minutes. Pasta dish recipes like shrimp pasta recipe are excellent because you can easily tweak it to your families preferences for whatever you have on hand. If you don’t have extra white wine in the fridge, consider substituting with a flavourful broth, like chicken stock, and alternative to the dried parsley, you could always use fresh. Ashley also tells her readers that although she uses a half pound of shrimp, to feel free to increase to one pound, in her scampi pasta recipe. Along with a tossed salad, this pasta dish recipe would become a complete meal, but feel free to add some asparagus spears or frozen peas to the dish for some additional colour. Thank you to Ashley, the creator of ‘Center Cut Cook’ recipe blog, for showing us her special shrimp scampi pasta recipe.**

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