Shrimp Pasta Dishes to Try This Fall:
Shrimp and Pasta: a simple combination that can result in a million different entree creations. Whether you’re looking for a quick dinner to make after a long day at work, the perfect meal to impress a date or an elegant dish for a fall dinner party, these delicious seafood dishes are sure to impress you and all your guests.
Tomato and Spinach Shrimp Pasta
This one-pot dinner can be made in 30 minutes or less and is full of flavor and fresh ingredients. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet. Once hot, add red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper and shrimp (peeled, deveined and shells removed). Cook about five minutes, or until the shrimp is pale pink. Remove from heat and set aside. In the same skillet add chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, spinach and garlic. Cook until flavors are released, about 3-5 minutes. Add the shrimp back to the skillet with cooked penne al dente and add a touch more olive oil. Serve immediately.
Shrimp Scampi Roll-Ups
This isn’t your traditional shrimp pasta dish, but we can guarantee it will be one of your favorites. In a large skillet melt butter and cook 4 cloves of minced garlic until fragrant. Then, whisk three tbsp of flour and combine until golden. Stir in two and 1/2 cups of whole milk, 1/4 cup of fresh parsley and a dash of red pepper flakes. Allow the mixture to thicken for a few minutes then add 1/2 cup of your favorite dry white wine, 1/2 cup of fresh mozzarella, 1/2 cup of fresh parmesan, salt and pepper. Add the prepared shrimp and cook about two more minutes or until pink. Add a touch of lemon juice once you remove the pan from the heat. Once the sauce is finished, add a small layer of it to the bottom of a baking dish. On a separate baking sheet, evenly spread cooked lasagna noodles. On each noodle, spread a layer of ricotta cheese and top with the cooked scampi mixture. Roll them up and add to the baking dish, topped with mozzarella and more sauce. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Lemon Shrimp and Asparagus Spaghetti
This simple spaghetti dish is perfect to throw together any day of the week and straightforward enough to add other touches to make it your own. Add butter and minced garlic to a skillet on medium high. Saute until fragrant. Add asparagus to skillet and cook until tender (4-5 minutes). Mix in the shrimp and cook until pink and season with salt and pepper. Finally, add lemon juice, lemon slices, 1/4 cup of parmesan and two tbsp of heavy cream. Let this simmer until thickened, add cooked spaghetti and serve! You can easily substitute this sauce with a pesto, add mushrooms or season your shrimp with Cajun spices to mix things up.
These dishes are all perfect for any occasion and will have you whipping up shrimp and pasta like a pro! There are so many ways to combine such simple ingredients to get a variety of flavors and please a variety of palates.
If shrimp and pasta are on your mind but you don’t feel like cooking, come down to The North Beach Fish Camp try out our Fish Camp Shrimp and Grits with white wine butter sauce or the Spicy Seafood Linguini with garlic, tomato and parsley.