Spaghetti With Shrimp, Capers & Garlic

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"By Stacky5, she was my zaar friend and I miss her alot"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (324.6 g)
  • Calories 675
  • Total Fat - 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 214.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1443 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 89.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 40.2 g
  • Calcium - 149 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until barely tender.

Step 2

While the pasta cooks, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Add the capers and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally until the shrimps turn pink and firm, 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Stir in the lemon juice, parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Drain the spaghetti and return to the warmed pot. Add the shrimp and its sauce and toss, adding the remaining 3 tablespoons oil or more if you wish.

Step 5

Transfer to a large, warmed serving bowl.

Step 6

Garish with freshly grated parmegiano reggiano cheese. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love pasta and shrimp so this was an instant winner for us! I left out the added salt as the capers made it salty enough for us. It was a great weeknight dinner that will see repeats many times.

review by:
(14 Jun 2021)

Nancy Nibbles

Nothing better then a simple recipe like this that tastes like it took hours to make, when in fact we were eating in less than half an hour! We added just a little heat with red pepper flakes and then a handful of Parm cheese.

review by:
(20 Mar 2021)


This is sooooo good. It packs a lot of flavor with few ingredients. I love that lemon and caper combination! I added a little extra oil when tossing it all together. We all loved it. Thank you!

review by:
(13 Feb 2021)


I scaled back for 1 serve and the only change I made was instead of draining the pasta I used tongs and transferred from the pot to the pan with the prawn/shrimp mix and also a little of the pasta water which helped to thicken up the sauce and I was a meal that was devoured and enjoyed and best of all done in under 30 minutes - the pasta took 11 minutes to cook and while that was cooking I did the prawns and then it was about 15 minutes in the prep which included peeling and deveining the prawns. Thank you dienia b made for Pick Me tag game under the 48 hour rule.

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(15 Jun 2017)