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Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil: easy weeknight dinner or date night recipe that is filled with robust flavors and ready to please that someone special.
This week, we are excited to feature the Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil made by us from the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz‘.
We are a huge pasta lover and it’s such a savior when we are pressed for time yet want to eat something delicious and filling.
But many times I spend more time thinking ‘what’ recipe should I prepare rather than sitting with my bowl of hot yum.
So when I came across the ‘Pasta Matchmaker quiz’, I literally jumped upon it.
The Pasta Matchmaker quiz showcases the flexibility of pasta and inspires us to add pasta to our menus.
It’s designed to give a custom result based on what you’re in mood for or what occasion you are planning – like a weeknight dinner, date night, or a visit from the in-laws.
You can always rely on Golden Grain® to be the ingredient that inspires the perfect dish for whatever the occasion may be.
With all this information, I knew I was in great hands and took the quiz for a weeknight recipe (/date night) using seafood on a cloudy day.
Once, I entered my choices, my result was this Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Fresh Basil which was actually perfect.
As I had recently bought most of these ingredients from Lucky’s (grocery store) and the recipe is done in 20 minutes.
Here’s a glimpse of my recipe ingredients and the instructions are really easy to follow on the pasta maker site.
While I made the pasta as per the package instructions and I also started sauteeing the ‘shrimp and fresh basil’ in a pan as making these two things simultaneous definitely saves up more time.
Once the pasta was cooked and the shrimps were ready, I quickly tossed the two together and that’s it. It was all done.
And when creating meal experiences that reflect us and our family and Golden Grain® pasta is versatile and allows us to be creative.
Infact, D loved the recipe so much as it was so smooth, buttery and so enhanced by the flavors of fresh basil.
So, after trying this super hit recipe, I’m definitely going back to the Pasta Matchmaker quiz for another yummy recipe and the best past – it’s as per my mood and convenience.
I definitely suggest you try the Pasta Matchmaker quiz asap and find your perfect pasta recipe along with step by step directions.
Or put your own spin on a Golden Grain® classic recipe and submit for a chance to win prizes.
Contest dates are as follows:
Challenge #1: January 1 – January 21
Challenge #2: January 22 – February 4
Challenge #3: February 5 – February 18
Challenge #4: February 19 – March 4
Challenge #5: March 5 – March 18
Challenge #6: March 19 – April 1
As I did mention above, the Golden Grain® pasta was available in my nearest Lucky’s store in the pasta aisle (picture below)
Go ahead and grab your favorite Golden Grain® pasta and make a delicious and quick recipe to enjoy with your loved ones, while, I pack the leftover for an easy heat-n-eat lunch for next day.
For more Golden Grain® recipe inspiration, visit here.
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- 8 ounces Golden Grains Angel Hair
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 7 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 7 medium plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced sodium chicken broth
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly so that the garlic does not brown.
- Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and white wine. Bring mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Add shrimp. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and are done.
- Add butter and basil, and stir until butter melts. Toss with pasta and serve immediately.
Amount Per ServingCalories 3502 Total Fat 38g Saturated Fat 9g Cholesterol 31mg Sodium 131mg Carbohydrates 672g Sugar 40g Protein 120g