Garlic and Herb Shrimp Pasta

Debbie Perez

Posted on August 01 2016


  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried basil)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta. Drain and return to pot.
  3. Meanwhile drizzle olive oil in a glass baking pan and sprinkle with lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven, add butter, and let it melt. Throw in shrimp and garlic and toss to coat.
  5. Return pan to oven and bake for an additional 6-7 minutes, or just until shrimp start to turn pink. Stir in tomatoes, bake for an additional 1-3 minutes (or until tomatoes start to soften and shrimp are completely pink).
  6. Serve shrimp mixture over pasta and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Stir in additional olive oil and lemon juice, as necessary.


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