Angel hair pasta is one of my favorite types of pasta.
What I really love . . . it is ready to go from boiling water to plate in 3 or 4 minutes. When I don't know what I'm hungry for, I start the water boiling with salt and garlic, throw in the Angel Hair Pasta and on the side melt some butter in a little olive oil, add minced garlic. Drain the pasta, add the butter and garlic mixture and liberally add parmesean cheese. One of my favorite meals ready within 10 minutes! Add a salad and some bread and you've got an awesome meal.
But if you want to get a little fancier . . . try Angel Hair Pasta with Spicy Shrimp! With my version, I saute garlic, green onion, cayenne pepper and dill in a mixture of olive oil and butter, add shrimp and cook for just 4 minutes (or until the shrimp is pink) . . . don't overcook the shrimp!! Pour over the pasta, add some parmesean cheese . . . mmmm!
Here is a version I found on the
website Real Simple that I really want to try:
- 12 ounces angel hair pasta or spaghetti (3/4 of a box)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
- 3/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return pasta to the pot.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let it brown).
- Add the shrimp, wine, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Simmer until the shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the butter.
- Toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture.