5 from 3 votes
Blackened shrimp pasta - a flavorful pasta dinner made in 30 minutes. So easy, so delicious.
Blackened Pasta and Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Blackened shrimp pasta - a flavorful pasta dinner made in 30 minutes. So easy, so delicious.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 436 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih of preciouscore.com
Ingredients
  • 20-30 shrimps - peeled and deveined I used a 12 oz pack
  • 8 oz pasta of choice - I used spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Basil, Oregano, Garlic & Sea Salt All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes (about 14 oz)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 3 sprigs parsley
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Put one teaspoon of McCormick Basil, Oregano, Garlic & Sea Salt All Purpose Seasoning over shrimp and mix well to coat.

  3. Place butter in a pot over medium heat. Once it melts, add in the shrimp and let them cook on each side for about 2 minutes. Remove shrimp when done - You know they are done when they curl and turn pink.

  4. Add the chopped onions to the butter to saute. Stir and let it cook until onions are fragrant. About 1-2 minutes.

  5. Add in crushed tomatoes and stir. Add a cup of water, salt, black pepper and half a teaspoon of McCormick Basil, Oregano, Garlic & Sea Salt All Purpose Seasoning. Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes until the water reduces.

  6. Add the boiled pasta and mix well to coat. 

  7. Add in the shrimp and some freshly chopped parsley. Mix well and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

1. Any pasta of choice will work well in this recipe. I used spaghetti but you could use linguine, angel hair or just any pasta.

2. To make your meal extra flavorful, make a stock out of shrimp shells to use in the meal. Here is what to do: do not throw your shrimp shells after peeling. Instead, place them in a pot and add water to the same level as the shrimp shells. Then boil for about 5 minutes. Strain and use the stock instead of the required 1 cup of water in this recipe.

3. You could use white pepper (my preference) instead of black pepper. I just love the flavor of white pepper!