Garlic Spaghetti with Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 6

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound cleaned Louisiana shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 cup pasta cooking water
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • Parmesan, for serving

Garlic Spaghetti with Shrimp

Click image to enlarge



Place olive oil in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Add sliced garlic, red chile flakes, and black pepper. Cook several minutes, watching carefully, until garlic sizzles and begins to turn pale golden; do not brown. Remove from heat, skim out and set aside the garlic, and keep oil warm.

Melt butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat; add minced garlic and shrimp and sauté briskly until shrimp are pink and just done through; deglaze pan with wine. Add spaghetti to pan; add garlic-infused olive oil and toss to coat. Add enough of the pasta cooking water to make it ‘saucy’. Garnish with parsley and the reserved garlic. Pass Parmesan at the table.


Louisiana Recipes Weekly


Every Thursday you'll receive new recipes, events & festivals and more. See archive