Portuguese Shrimp And Macaroni

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Recipe: #40350

March 17, 2023

"A fast put together recipe. You can use less olive oil if you wish and you can add hot sauce if that floats your boat. Garlic may also be adjusted to your liking. Can use gluten free macaroni"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (690.8 g)
  • Calories 437.1
  • Total Fat - 15.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1540.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.5 g
  • Protein - 25.3 g
  • Calcium - 120.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook macaroni in heavily salted boiling water until al dente.

Step 2


Step 3

Meanwhile heat oil.

Step 4

Add onions and cook until translucent.

Step 5

Add garlic, paprika and shrimp.

Step 6

Stir around season to taste.

Step 7

Add the tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Add the cooked drained macaroni.

Step 9

Cook until tight.

Step 10

Add parsley, taste to check seasoning.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose shrimp that are fresh, not frozen, for the best flavor and texture.
  • For a gluten free option, use gluten free macaroni.

  • Substitute quinoa for macaroni to increase the protein content of the dish. The benefit of this substitution is that quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all essential amino acids, making it a great choice for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Substitute olive oil with avocado oil to increase the healthy fat content of the dish. The benefit of this substitution is that avocado oil is a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which are known to reduce inflammation and improve heart health.

Italian Shrimp And Macaroni Replace the paprika with Italian seasoning, replace the garlic with 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, replace the parsley with 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, and replace the tomatoes with 1/2 cup of white wine.

Roasted Asparagus - Roasted asparagus is a great side dish to pair with Portuguese Shrimp and Macaroni. It's easy to make and adds an earthy flavor to the meal. Plus, it's a great source of vitamin A and C, and a good source of dietary fiber.

Lemon Garlic Potatoes: Lemon garlic potatoes are a great way to add a bright flavor to the meal. They are easy to make and are a great source of vitamin B6, potassium, and dietary fiber. Plus, they pair nicely with the shrimp and macaroni for a balanced and flavorful meal.


Q: Can I use gluten-free macaroni?

A: Yes, you can use gluten-free macaroni for this recipe. Just make sure to check the package instructions for cooking times.

Q: Is this recipe vegetarian?

A: Yes, this recipe is vegetarian-friendly. All of the ingredients are plant-based and there are no animal products used.

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Fun facts:

The Portuguese are known for their seafood dishes, and the Portuguese Shrimp and Macaroni is no exception. It is said to have been a favorite of the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan, and is still a popular dish in Portugal today.

This dish is also said to have been a favorite of the famous Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa. He was said to have enjoyed the dish often, and the combination of shrimp and macaroni was said to be a favorite of his.