Yes! Another Shrimp Pasta recipe!
This recipe, which comes from one of my favorite go to websites for recipes, Real Simple, offers a different perspective to the usual shrimp pasta meals that I've made in the past.
I have no idea whether or not I like artichokes or not, but I will add them since The Captain likes them and it is great to try new foods. Who knows? I always thought I hated broccoli until my first husband introduced me to what is now one of my favorite veggies!
The change I would make is to add large chunks of fresh mushrooms . . . well, I may not like the artichokes!
Vegetarians can obviously omit the shrimp and possibly add some black olives, mushrooms . . . whatever herbs and veggies you like!
- 3/4 pound linguine
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (raw)
- 12 ounces marinated artichoke hearts, drained and halved (1 1/2 cups)
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bread crumbs and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Mix in the parsley and transfer to a plate. Wipe out the skillet.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Season the shrimp with ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper and cook, tossing frequently, until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes.
Add the artichoke hearts and crushed red pepper to the shrimp and cook, tossing, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the shrimp mixture and reserved cooking water to the pasta and cook over medium heat, tossing, until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve the pasta sprinkled with the bread crumb mixture.
Photo by David Prince