Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta Recipe

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Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta Recipe
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Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta Recipe

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This pretty pasta is a family favorite —the kids love the light lemony flavor and I love that they devour the fresh veggies. You can use other types of pasta for variety, like bow ties or corkscrews. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Additional grated lemon zest and chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add peas; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta to shrimp mixture; stir in peas and tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, parsley, oil, garlic, lemon zest and remaining salt and pepper until blended. Pour over shrimp mixture; toss to coat, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten pasta. If desired, sprinkle with additional lemon zest and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p169

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 279 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • 1-3/4 cups uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • Additional grated lemon zest and chopped fresh parsley, optional
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add peas; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  3. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water. Add pasta to shrimp mixture; stir in peas and tomatoes. In a small bowl, whisk lemon juice, parsley, oil, garlic, lemon zest and remaining salt and pepper until blended. Pour over shrimp mixture; toss to coat, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten pasta. If desired, sprinkle with additional lemon zest and parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemony Shrimp & Snow Pea Pasta in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p169

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Jilly22 User ID: 7537340 282264
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2018

"A lot of work to put together but well worth it. Very colorful, light and healthy tasting."

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teenamombear User ID: 4063150 282207
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2018

"Great flavor. Simple, fast, and beautiful!"

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