Pasta with Shrimp and Garlic Cream Souce


  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbs. minced fresh basil
  • 2 Tbs. salt, plus more, to taste
  • 1/2 lb. any kind of pasta
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
Add the 2 Tbs. salt and the pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package instructions.


When the pasta is within about 3 minutes of being al dente, in a large fry pan over medium-low heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic, shallot and sauté until fragrant and softened, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and sauté until they are just opaque throughout, about 3 minutes. Add the warm cream and lemon juice to the pan and season the sauce with salt and pepper and minced basil.


Drain the pasta and add it to the fry pan. Toss the pasta to coat with the sauce and shrimp and serve immediately.



Magic of Spice said...
July 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

Lovely pasta dish! And the pasta itself is so unusual, will have to look for that one :)

Eftychia said...
August 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

This dish looks delicious!! So colourful... Yummy!!

grace gunawan said...
September 8, 2011 at 1:50 AM  

wow! what kind of pasta did u use? so gorgeous :D

Elle Marie said...
September 8, 2011 at 4:44 AM  

looks amazing. bet you really enjoyed this dish. great post said...
September 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM  

I love that pasta - so pretty! I may make this for my dinner tonight, but sub in scallops - yum!

Fisher Boy said...
November 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

What a fantastic seafood recipe! We must admit we had to investigate the multi-colored pasta as well! It looks great, I'm sure it's delicious! We'd be very interested in the process behind its creation!

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