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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Seafood pastas are among the fastest most nutritious meals you can throw together in a hurry. This one is no exception. It’s super simple. All you need is garlic, shrimp, lemon, and, of course olive...


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 lemon, juiced, about 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup basil leaves
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Nutrition Facts


386 cals


9 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


58 g


2 g


3 g


18 g


326 mg


  1. In a large saucepot, boil 6 quarts of salted water.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, heat a large saute pan with olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic 1 minute until soft. Add the pepper flakes, cook an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Cook pasta until al dente, following package directions.
  4. Return saute pan to heat. Add shrimp, cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add about ¼ cup of the pasta water to the saute pan, stirring.
  5. Add cooked pasta to pot.  Season with lemon and add the basil leaves. Cook 30 seconds and toss pasta together and serve.

Chef Tips

Red pepper flakes are quite spicy. If you want less heat, add a whole dried red pepper to the oil along with the minced garlic and cook them together for 2 minutes or until the garlic is just turning golden. Carry on as per recipe. Just before serving the pasta, remove it from the pan so that no one bites into it.

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