Angel Hair Pasta With Shrimp

"This is out of a American Test Kitchen says your can use linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (296.5 g)
  • Calories 428.5
  • Total Fat - 16.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 654.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 51.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 21.3 g
  • Calcium - 93.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook shrimp until lightly browned and just cooked through, about 1 minute per side. Transfer to bowl.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in now-empty skillet until shimmering. Cook zucchini until browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and pepper flakes and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to bowl with shrimp and cover with foil to keep warm.

Step 3

Add 1 teaspoon salt and pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add shrimp, zucchini, lemon juice, and parsley to pot and toss to combine adding reserved pasta water as needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! So simple with great flavors, a breeze to put together for a weeknight and appropriate for Lent. I did up the garlic and seeing I had to squeeze a lemon anyway, opted for grating the lemon peel instead of throwing it - added that "lemony" that I love so much. Thanks, Teresa, for sharing. Made it for For Your Consideration tag game. .

review by:
(8 Apr 2022)


Deeeliciouso! Hit the nail on the head with this one. We loved everything in it!

review by:
(14 Apr 2021)


One of our new 5 Star Favs! We love it with the shrimp, but chicken or pork would work well too. Saving!

review by:
(19 Sep 2020)


I scaled this back for one serve and used a dozen medium Queensland banana prawns but in this case my eyes were bigger than my belly and I could only get through 7 of them so the other 5 were enjoyed this morning in an omelet otherwise made as per recipe and thoroughly enjoyed, thank you TeresaS made for Pick Me tag game.

review by:
(13 Dec 2016)


Very good dinner that is fast and easy! Very straight forward, just the type of recipes I like on stressful days. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(27 Nov 2016)