Buttery Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

This yummy garlic shrimp pasta recipe will blow your mind. Use your preferred kind of long pasta: linguine, spaghetti, bucatini, and then get ready to roll your fork into a mountain of beauty in almost no time at all!

Serves 5


  • 1 Pound thin spaghetti(or your preferred pasta. I would go with spaghetti today)
  • 1 lb shrimp, washed and deveined
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • large cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Put on a large pot of water on the gas, and it’s time to turn up the heat. 
  2. As you are waiting for the water and pasta to boil, you can begin preparing your skillet with the virgin olive oil you’ll cook the shrimp in. When the water comes to a wild, wild boil, toss in the pasta and about a teaspoon of salt and let it cook. Yes, boiling and tossing pasta is not a step to be missed. 
  3. Next, heat the oil in the clean skillet. Throw in the cut-up garlic and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Then its time to add the shrimp. Season it with a dash of freshly ground pepper and some salt. It should only take about a couple of minutes for the shrimp to heat, so when they turn pink and look around ready, remove them from the pan with a clean slotted spoon.
  4. Add the wine and butter to the skillet and turn the heat to a medium-high. (Don’t forget to keep a curious eye on your pasta-water in the meantime! An occasional stir is not an evil thing to do)
  5. Reduce the butter and wine mixture until it has decreased to about half the original amount. Return the shrimp to the stove and let reheat. 
  6. While you are at it, drain the pasta – but stock about a cup of the water in the pot! 
  7. If your skillet is big enough, toss the shrimp in with the pasta, add the parsley and toss over medium-high and high heat. If not, shift to a large bowl and mix it there. If the pasta is somewhat dry, add a bit of the boiled water and an additional olive oil spoon.


Garnish the pasta with a few sprigs of extra parsley and offer your friends some grated cheese to top it off. Rest assured, this garlic shrimp pasta recipe is sure to be a favorite!

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