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Easy Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe

Fast & Easy Dinner: Angel Hair With Spicy Shrimp

One of my favorite dishes of all time is a simple Spanish tapa known as gambas al ajillo, or garlic shrimp. It's served all over Spain and consists of sizzling shrimp in a fragrant and slightly spicy olive oil and garlic sauce. When I came across this recipe for pasta with garlic shrimp, I knew I had to give it a try. With the addition of white wine creating an excellent sauce, the recipe turns the classic shrimp appetizer into a main course. Definitely plan on serving it with plenty of crusty bread for dipping! To check out the technique,


Angel Hair With Spicy Shrimp

Angel Hair With Spicy Shrimp

Easy Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe 2010-02-09 13:35:16


  1. 12 ounces angel hair pasta or spaghetti (3/4 of a box)
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  4. 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  5. 3/4 cup dry white wine
  6. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  7. Kosher salt
  8. 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let it brown).
  3. Add the shrimp, wine, red pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt. Simmer until the shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the butter.
  4. Toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture.

Serves 4.

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Fenchurch1 Fenchurch1 7 years
Whenever I make gambas I add white beans and stewed tomatoes to kick up the textures and flavors. So good!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Gambas are the best.....must have this tonight!
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