Angel Hair With Spicy Shrimp

Angel Hair With Spicy Shrimp

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes



Celebrate National Pasta Month this October with this healthy, spicy recipe. Angel hair, the second most popular pasta after spaghetti, is a delicate variety that is best when paired with lightly-structured sauces or seafood.

Recipe courtesy of Dreamfields® Pasta, created by nationally-acclaimed Chef Jim Coleman.

Nutrition information (1/4 of recipe): 461 calories; 33 g protein; 18 g digestible carbohydrates*; 13 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 225 mg cholesterol; 776 mg sodium; 6 g total dietary fiber.

NOTE: If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 48 g carbohydrate.

Follow these pasta cooking tips courtesy of Dreamfields:

⋅ Use a large pot and plenty of water. For every pound of pasta, use at least 4 quarts of water.

⋅ Bring water to a full boil before adding pasta. Add salt, if desired.

⋅ Add pasta to boiling water gradually to prevent a boil-over, and stir gently.

⋅ Cook uncovered at a constant boil, stirring occasionally.

⋅ Test 2 minutes before recommended cook times on package to check for preferred tenderness. For best eating, pasta should be tender but still firm to the bite.

⋅ Drain well before adding sauces or other ingredients.


  • 1/2 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, patted dry
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fesh italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped basil (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of shrimp; cook 3 to 5 minutes just until cooked through, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Remove shrimp from skillet; set aside. Repeat with remaining oil and shrimp.
  • 4 Stir wine into skillet with garlic. Add tomatoes and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 5 Add pasta to skillet. Stir in parsley and basil. Add shrimp; heat through.
  • 6 Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and additional chopped basil, if desired. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.


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