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This easy yet effective recipe is a perfect way to combine the beauty of shrimp with other flavorful ingredients, and end up with a magnificent meal. You will love the way the anchovy adds finesse to the meal, as well as how the garlic, parsley and black pepper add all the aromatic flavor you need. Use linguine instead of the spaghetti if you want, or even try tagliatelle.

It is best to use large or at least medium shrimp for this. They are juicier and just look more impressive. Do not be stingy with the oil either. You can use extra-virgin olive oil if you have it, or just regular olive oil. This dish is better if you are heavy-handed with the oil, since it adds a great flavor. The same applies to the garlic; add plenty of garlic if you enjoy it.

It is difficult to overdo the flavors in this shrimp spaghetti recipe by upping the amounts a bit, because they are all so well-balanced. Just taste as you go, to see what is needed, even adding some chili flakes if you want to spice up the taste a notch, or a splash of white wine or lemon juice to add a different taste. Many home cooks do not bother to accurately weigh out their ingredients and this is a recipe you can just use your judgment for.

Easy Shrimp Spaghetti Recipe
Summary: Shrimp always pairs beautifully with pasta. Here the shrimp and pasta dish includes garlic, anchovy paste, mushrooms, and parmesan cheese, for a typical Italian flavor in every mouthful.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
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  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lb peeled, tail-on large uncooked shrimp
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 5 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, to serve
  1. Cook the spaghetti in the water, adding a tablespoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt, until tender but not mushy.
  2. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic with the mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the anchovy paste, and then add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute or until the shrimp is pink.
  5. Add the parsley and black pepper and toss for 30 seconds over a low heat, adding a little more olive oil if liked.
  6. Serve the shrimp mixture on top of the spaghetti, with some parmesan on the side.

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Some of the finest recipes in the world feature seafood such as shrimp, crab, oysters or lobster, but it is also possible to make quick and easy meals. You just need two pans – one for the pasta and another for your seafood sauce. This recipe is a great example of how to make an easy yet impressive shrimp spaghetti recipe which tastes just as good as anything you could buy from your local Italian restaurant, yet costs a fraction of the price. Serve this with your favorite wine and be generous with all the tasty ingredients, like the garlic, olive oil, and shrimp, for a fantastic, full-flavored meal.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, my name is Christine. I am happy you are visiting today. Food is very important to everyone, and in this family we love to eat all kinds of dishes from meat and chicken to international cuisine, crockpot creations and more. Seafood is something we also love, and I love the fact it is nutritious as well as very tasty.

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