Recipe: Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

I found two yummy recipes on pinterest that I tried out last week, the first of which was Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Pasta from the blog Damn Delicious.
**Keep in mind, mine looks a little different than the original because I used Veggie pasta which is why it has a reddish color instead of the normal whitish yellow of pasta**

*This recipe requires you to marinate the shrimp for at least 30 minutes*

What You Need:
I have shredded cheese pictured here. I'd use grated for the
marinade, and for the topping before serving. It has a better
taste than the shredded kind
-1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed
-1/3 C. olive oil
-1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese (the sprinkle kind)
-2 tsp. minced garlic from jar (or 4 cloves fresh garlic minced)
-1 Tbsp brown sugar
-2 tsp. soy sauce
-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, if desired (this dish isn't THAT spicy)
-3/4 box of penne
-green onions for garnish, if desired (I didn't use them)

What You Do:

1. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, brown sugar and soy sauce. Add in the shrimp and toss to coat. Put in a ziploc bag and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.

2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.

3. Heat the shrimp and the sauce it was marinated in, in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked. 

4. Once the shrimp is cooked, combine it with the pasta mixture, making sure it is well mixed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

5. You can garnish with the green onions if desired. I added parmesan cheese on top of mine. As I said earlier, I'd suggest using the grated parmesan cheese as the flavor blends better with everything than the shredded kind.

This dish has a sweeter taste, but it's really yummy. It definitely tasted even better as leftovers, since the flavors got to meld more with the shrimp and pasta, so it got that much better. 
This one was a super easy and pretty fast meal to put together--I'll definitely be making this again, and maybe trying to find some extra veggies to put in this dish, too.


  1. I would never have thought to add sugar in the marinade, every interesting. And I agree, it looks like a few veggies might help round it out as a whole. Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. This sounds so good! I'd love to try some. Haha.



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