Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta

This is an original recipe, so taste at your own risk!  It was well received by my kids, but gourmets, they are not.  It is really simple, though and I think you can handle it!


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peel and deveined (tail off preferred)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 16 oz pasta (I use a farfalle/penne mix
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, minced
  • cayenne pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • basil
  • oregano
  • garlic salt


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside
  2. Meanwhile heat 2 tbs olive oil in large skillet or wok pan over medium heat
  3. Brown onion and 2 heapings tbs garlic in olive oil
  4. Add shrimp, sprinkle with cayenne pepper and cook until pink
  5. Drain shrimp, onion and garlic in tight sieve and return to wok
  6. Coat cooked pasta with olive oil, sprinkle 4-5 shakes of red pepper flakes and return to wok, tossing with shrimp for 30-45 seconds over heat
  7. Add basil and oregano to taste and top with 2 shakes of garlic salt

Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese!


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