Hot saucy shrimp and pasta. What could be better? Slapping 'em both together and calling it a meal, that's what!
I think I could eat shrimp seven days a week and not get bored. There are so many ways to use it. One of my current favs is shrimp in a red sauce, any red sauce, over pasta. When I found this easy spicy sauce recipe, I knew I had to try it.
Recipe posted on I'll Have What She's Having and modified slightly to amp up the heat factor.
1 lb. shrimp, deveined
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 red chili pepper, finely diced
1/4 cup pancetta, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups marinara sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
In a bowl, toss your shrimp with 2 tbsp olive oil, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Let marinate for 20 minutes.
Prepare your spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside after stirring in a bit of your olive oil.
Get a large skillet very hot and add shrimp cooking until nearly done. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Add remaining olive oil to pan and saute the onions, garlic, pancetta and red chili pepper until slightly browned. Return shrimp to the pan and add marinara. Simmer until shrimp are cooked through.
Toss with your pasta. So delicious! Oh, and don't forget the rustic bread to sop up any extra sauce.