CREAMY GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA

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PREP TIME: 10 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | YIELD: 4 Servings

A special meal to enjoy with your loved-ones – Shrimp and pasta in a rich and flavorful garlic mozzarella cream sauce. A quick, easy meal that will ravish your taste buds and will leave you asking for more!

INGREDIENTS

8 oz (240grams) farfalle pasta

1 pound (450grams) shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tsp onion powder

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 tsp salt and cracked black pepper

4 oz (120grams) chopped sun-dried tomatoes, drained from oil (reserve 2 tbsp oil)

1 c (240ml) half-and-half (or whipping cream)

1/4 c (60ml) vegetable or chicken broth

1 c shredded mozzarella (or parmesan)

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tsp crushed fennel seeds, optional

1/4 tsp red chilli pepper flakes

1/8 tsp paprika

1/2 c reserved cooked pasta water (or more)

1 tbsp grated parmesan, for garnish

How to make CREAMY GARLIC SHRIMP PASTA

Step 1: According to package directions, cook the pasta. Drain but reserve some cooked pasta for later.

Step 2: Place the shrimp in a shallow plate and sprinkle evenly with onion powder.

Step 3: In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the reserved oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer and cook both sides for a minute until pink or golden brown. Season the shrimps with salt.

Step 4: Transfer the cooked shrimps to a plate.

Step 5: In the same skillet, saute the sun-dried tomatoes and minced garlic for about a minute until the garlic is aromatic.

Step 6: To the skillet, pour in the broth and half and a half and bring to a simmer.

Step 7: Add in the shredded mozzarella and cook further over low heat until the cheese has melted and the creamy sauce forms, stirring constantly. Add a little amount of the half-and-half or the reserved pasta water if the sauce becomes too thick.

Step 8: Stir in the dried basil, crushed fennel seeds, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. Adjust the seasoning according to taste.

Step 9: To the sauce, add the cooked pasta. Gently reheat over medium heat.

Step 10: Add in the cooked shrimps and stir. Add a bit of half-and-half or reserved pasta water if the sauce becomes too thick. Simmer on low heat for several minutes.

Step 11: If desired, garnish with grated parmesan and enjoy this creamy garlic shrimp pasta immediately.

Nutrition facts:

Energy 410.55 cal | Fat 10.91 g | Protein.51 g, Carbs 49.16 g | Saturated Fat 5.39 g | Polyunsat Fat 1.33 g | Monounsat Fat 2.83 g | Sugar 2.9 g | Cholesterol 168.67 mg | Sodium 1006.2 mg | Potassium 604.32 mg | Fiber 7.67 g

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