How to Make Pasta With Shrimp and Mint

Do you want to make a delicious meal one that everyone will enjoy? Spaghetti and shrimp topped off with a little mint is the perfect meal for you to make. This meal will impress anyone and is broken down in a way for even the worst chief to shine in the kitchen. By following the tips below the simplest perfect meal are just a few steps away.

  • Serves: 3-4 people
  • Cooking time: About 12 to 20 minutes
  • Preparation time: About 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) dried spaghetti
  • ¼ cup (2fl oz/60 ml) olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8-teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup (6 fl oz/180 ml) dry white wine
  • 1 lb (500g) ripe plum (Roma) tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • ¾ lb (375g) large shrimp peeled, no tails
  • Salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Pans/ Pan cover
  • 1 Pot of water
  • 1 Strainer

Steps

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    BOOM its time to begin by getting a large pot of water. It should be three fourths full at a pretty high heat in order to have the water boil.
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    Add pasta after water comes to boil and have the heat remain at the same temperature. The pasta should cook for about 10 to12 minutes depending how firm you like your pasta.
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    Put the sauté pan over medium heat. In the sauté pan put ¼ cup of olive oil in the pan; proceed to toss the shrimp into the pan and let them cook until they are a whitish pink.
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    While pasta and shrimp are cooking put another sauteé pan over medium heat. Then add warm ¼ cup olive oil to the pan again and place in minced garlic and red pepper flakes. This should sauté for a minute.
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    Add the wine to the sauté pan and let that simmer with the other ingredients for 1-2 minutes. Make sure you stir to minimize ingredients getting stuck to the pan.
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    Cut and add ¼ inch tomatoes to the sauté pan and let it simmer until the tomatoes have softened for about 5 minutes. Do not overcook the tomatoes.
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    Stir in the shrimp to the saucepan and add salt as you feel is needed. Don’t put in too much. “Less is more”
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    Stir ½ cup mint into saucepan with the shrimp and keep on low heat. When you feel it is needed place the pasta in the pan as well and let it simmer on low heat and prepare to eat this great meal.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Have a sharp knife to cut shrimp and tomatoes up.
  • Always remember patience is key to success when cooking any meal.
  • When everything is finished being cooked, make sure to let everything simmer together to absorb the delicious flavor.
  • Place some slices of crusty Italian bread on a plate on your table and you are ready to enjoy a perfect meal that is healthy and fresh and will tantalize your taste buds.

Warnings

  • Keep an Eye on the shrimp while cooking you do not want to overcook them or undercook them. They should be a whitish pink when cooked to perfection.
  • Do not overcook pasta it should be firmer than softer
  • Do not cook shrimp or sauté sauce at too high of a heat or have cover to prevent splattering.

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Categories: Pasta and Noodles