Creamy Lemony Shrimp Scampi Pasta

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Serves 4

This creamy shrimp in pasta meal is hands-down one of my favourite pasta dishes. On the plus side, it is very easy to make!

500 gm
prawns, shelled and de-veined
(marinate the cleaned prawns in the following ingredients)
lemons, juiced and zested
1 tsp
red chilli flakes or powder
1 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
Other Ingredients
500 gm
pasta of choice
onion, chopped finely
2 tbsp
2-3 tbsp
1 tbsp
plain/all purpose flour
1 cup
2 tbsp
sour cream
2 tbsp
chopped coriander
1 tsp
garam masala
green chillies, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Heat a pan/skillet and add a bit of oil, then fry the shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side, remove n set aside. Do this in batches so the prawns/shrimp cook evenly and quickly to prevent them from overcooking.

In the meantime, boil your pasta and drain.

In the pan you used for frying the prawns/shrimp, add the butter and when melted, fry the chopped onions until soft. Add the flour and cook for a couple of minutes then add a bit of salt and pepper, garam masala. Then slowly add in the milk whilst whisking to make sure you have a smooth sauce. When it thickens slightly, add the coriander n chopped chilli, followed by the shrimp.

Cook together for a couple of minutes, add milk if you like a lighter cream (remember that the cream will thicken slightly as it cools so adjust according to your preference). Adjust salt n pepper according to taste

Now either mix the pasta into the creamy shrimp and serve immediately or you can serve the pasta with the shrimp on the side. Best served immediately! Enjoy!!

You can substitute the shrimp/prawns with finely chopped chicken fillet.


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, thanks! It's a type of pasta, like spaghetti but flatter. You can use regular spaghetti instead.

Salam.... Sounds like fun.... Wats "linguini" thou pls?

Assalamoualaikoum Fauzia Behen,
Can you please tell me what lemon size did you use?

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W/Salaam, medium size, each one has about 2 tbsp of juice.

I tried this recipe and it was delicious :) However, I found that it needed two cups of milk or else the sauce was too gloopy. Two cups was just enough to make a sauce with a good consistency.

Hi if you don't want to put butter is that ok ??

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Butter is a crucial ingredient for this recipe as it enhances the flavour. You can use oil in it's place if you want.

Hey , but you didn't say what to do with the garlic paste and lemon juice. Do i have to marinate the shrimp with it ?

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Yes I did, please read through the recipe again. They are used in the marination.

Sorry it was in small character, I missed it .. Sorry and thanks again :)

Hey did you use plain flour?

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Tried this - it turned out AMAZING!! I didn't have sour cream but it still turned out amazing!! Thanks so much for this quick and easy recipe!!