Simple Garlic Shrimp over Whole Grain Pasta

We loved this recipe so much, that I wish I had doubled it!

1 1/2 Tbls. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

1 lb. Shrimp peeled and deveined

Salt to taste (I use “no salt” a product that I have really grown to love and it doesnt have any sodium in this case I used 1/4 teaspoon)

6 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( more if you like it spicy)

2 Tbls. Lemon Juice

1 Tbls. Caper Brine

1 1/2 Teaspoons Cold Butter

1/3 Cup Chopped Italian flat leaf parsley, divided

3 Tbls. cold butter

Water as needed.

Whole Wheat pasta of choice


Boil water and add pasta cook according to package.

Heat evoo in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring Season the shrimp with salt ; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink about 1 minute. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice , caper brine, 1 1/2 tsp cold butter and half the parsley. Cook until butter has melted about 1 minute, then turn heat to low and stir in the 3 Tbls. of cold butter. Cook and stir until all butter has melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2-3 mins. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1 tsp at a time if to thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Top cooked pasta with shrimp and pour pan sauce over the top. Garnish with remaining parsley!

2 thoughts on “Simple Garlic Shrimp over Whole Grain Pasta

  1. Katie, this looks so good! Can I sub Old Bay for the pepper flakes and caper brine?

    I saw your comment to Emily on LoseIt! and clicked on your website. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Joe Osisek

    • Hey Joe! Thanks for your post! I’m still getting back into the swing of posting again in the mist of life stuff! But, to answer your question, YES absolutely Old Bay would be a fantastic substitute! Start with a little and taste till it fits what your taste buds are wanting!!! Thanks for checking out my site. I’m very glad you like it =)!!!!

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