Friday, April 16, 2010

Spiced Shrimp Tagliatelle

This quick and easy pasta dish always pleases.  I love how the addition of just a very small amount of an ingredient can change the whole feel of your dish.  With only a dash of chili, you get an entire new layer of flavor.  The small hit of buttter smooths out the whole dish and seems to bind everything together. 

Spiced Shrimp Tagliatelle


12 oz. tagliatelle, fresh or dried
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 gloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonaded
salt and pepper


1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, drain. 
2. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium high heat in large pan.  Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan with garlic and chili.  Saute until pink and cooked through.  Remove shrimp and set aside. 

3. Add remaining olive oil to pan.  Add onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Pour in wine to deglaze pan, make sure to stir up any brown bits.  When wine is reduced by half, add tomatoes, butter, and return shrimp pan to warm.  Stir in pasta until evenly coated.  Remove from heat and stir through basil. 

You can make this with any kind of pasta, add more vegetables if you like...  it's super easy but still very tasty!


  1. Delightful. I love tagliatelle my favorite pasta. Great flavor combinations. I agree with you, the slightest tweak can make a world of difference. Cheers!

  2. Wow! My mouth is watering! I love shrimp and pasta....can't wait to try your recipe!

  3. Thanks Kelly! I agree, you can't really go wrong with shrimp or pasta (especially homemade)!!



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