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Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

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Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta is a delightful dish that combines succulent shrimp with a rich and creamy garlic sauce. This recipe, when enjoyed in moderation, provides a good source of protein and pairs well with whole-grain pasta and fresh herbs for a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Ingredients

 

 

  • 8 oz whole-grain linguine or your favorite pasta
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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Instructions

 

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season the shrimp with salt and black pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes per side until they start to turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  6. Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Add halved cherry tomatoes and baby spinach to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes start to soften and the spinach wilts.
  8. Stir in the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, allowing the sauce to simmer and thicken for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss to coat in the creamy garlic sauce.
  10. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing to combine and coat the pasta evenly in the sauce.
  11. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  12. Serve the Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta hot, with lemon wedges on the side.
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Enjoy this delectable and creamy shrimp dish as a comforting and flavorful dinner option!

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