Spicy Shrimp Garlic Pasta


1 box Farfalle or Bowtie Pasta, cooked according to package directions

1 package frozen shrimp - 35-50 pieces, thawed

2 tbsps. butter

Olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

1-2 tbsps. crushed red pepper flakes

Juice from one lemon


Melt butter in medium low heat and add garlic.  Stir and cook for two minutes.


Turn heat to low.  Add shrimp and stir for another two minutes.  Do not overcook otherwise shrimp will become rubbery.


Once pasta is done, add all of it to pan with garlic and shrimp.  Add some olive oil


With two wood spoons, combine completely


Add crushed red pepper flakes


Add parsley and lemon juice, combine completely


Serve hot or cold


Years ago I went to a conference for my job at a hotel chain.  They served lunch and one of the choices was a pasta bar with a cook standing behind the bar ready to prepare your pasta any way you wanted.  This was new to me so I had no idea what to expect.  What caught my attention was that he added the cooked pasta to a hot wok, added olive oil and then some chopped garlic, warmed it up in split second and served it in a dish. I don't remember much of anything else.  I tried to copy it at home and just kept adding other ingredients until I found one that I was happy with, hence my Spicy Garlic Pasta.  I made it today for tomorrow as we're having a big birthday bash for my grandson's 1st birthday.

 I went ahead and made myself a small serving because I couldn't resist.  I love the combination of the garlic, spiciness and the lemon.  Sooooo good!!

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