Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

7 Apr
Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

Life is about to get hectic once again, with my taco cart opening on Monday and our newly-opened AirBnB room filling up with bookings. Exciting times, yet we also must eat, right? Here’s a quick-fixing dish that’s loaded with flavor and can be on the table in a half hour. I used these cute little hat-shaped spicy tomato pastas in this, but any pasta will work. The pasta itself was truly spicy, so if using plain pasta and like spicy, simply adjust the pepper and red chile flakes in this to your liking. This serves two, but can be easily doubled.

Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta

4 ounces pasta, any kind
12 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
Creole seasoning
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
Ground black pepper, to taste
Pinch of crushed red chile flakes
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, or a few handfuls fresh
Fresh-grated Parmesan, for serving (optional)

Begin cooking pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, season the shrimp lightly with Creole seasoning. In a medium skillet, heat the butter over medium heat and add the shrimp in one layer. Cook for a few minutes on each side, then remove to a plate and keep warm. Add the olive oil to the skillet then the chopped onion. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for a minute more. Pour in the can of undrained tomatoes, then season with pepper, chile flakes, oregano, and lemon juice. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer, and cook for about 10 minutes.

Your pasta should be done by now, so reserve a half cup of the pasta water, then drain and add pasta to the tomato mixture. Stir in the spinach, then add the shrimp. Add in the half cup of reserved pasta water to loosen it up, and cook a few minutes more to heat through. Serve immediately with fresh-grated Parmesan.

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57 Responses to “Spicy Tomato and Shrimp Pasta”

  1. themidwesternmrs April 7, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    This sounds so good and I bet my husband would love it! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Mad Dog April 7, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    I’m sure that tastes as good as it looks!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso April 7, 2018 at 9:01 am #

    This looks delicious! Love such pasta and seafood dishes. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Mary Fleming April 7, 2018 at 9:56 am #

    MMMMMMM…….sounds good!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. D. Wallace Peach April 7, 2018 at 12:23 pm #

    Yum, Kathryn. Just the list of ingredients has my mouth watering. I’m doing a liver cleanse this weekend and the main rule is not to eat anything flavorful for 3 days…plain rice and mung beans. No Coffee. I think I’ll make this recipe when my torture is over. What a thrill that will be! Thanks for the recipe. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger April 8, 2018 at 7:44 am #

      Oh my, now that does sound like torture! I think I’d rather keep my liver dirty, lol! But I’m sure you’ll feel great once it’s over and then can really enjoy the recipe. Thanks Diana!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Gloria W. April 7, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    This looks so good

    Liked by 2 people

  7. A_Boleyn April 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Delicious looking pot of pasta.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. chefkreso April 8, 2018 at 3:04 am #

    Spicy is just how I like it πŸ˜€

    Liked by 2 people

  9. cookingwithauntjuju.com April 8, 2018 at 4:51 am #

    Shrimp – pasta – tomato and it’s spicy – this is my kind of recipe. I like the Creole seasoning!

    Liked by 2 people

    • anotherfoodieblogger April 8, 2018 at 7:46 am #

      Thank you Judi! And those little hats were real peppery spicy, a fun find!


      • cookingwithauntjuju.com April 8, 2018 at 7:54 am #

        That’s even better Kathryn – I sometimes just look at a recipe and don’t read the entire post. I will have to look for that spicy pasta – that’s new for me πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

      • anotherfoodieblogger April 8, 2018 at 7:58 am #

        I didn’t list the manufacturer, I got it at a Big Lots here in town but see it’s available on Amazon too, just in a different shape. It’s called Riesa Spicy Tomato Egg Pasta.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. jyo April 8, 2018 at 6:32 am #

    Pasta is always a BAG😊

    Liked by 1 person

  11. jyo April 8, 2018 at 6:32 am #


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  12. Teagan R. Geneviene April 8, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    What a beautiful, colorful, delicious dish, Kathryn. Wow, does that ever sound good.
    I didn’t know you were doing an AirBnB room. Wishing you well with that and a fabulous grand re-opening for Austin Street Tacos! Mega hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger April 8, 2018 at 8:18 am #

      Yeah, I think I kinda forgot to mention it in past posts. We are using our daughter’s room while she’s off to college, she has to let us know when she’s coming home otherwise she might end up on the couch, lol! Thank you for the good wishes! Excited for tomorrow!

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  13. Jodi April 8, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

    OMG does this look DELLLIIIISSSSSHHHH! And I just ate dinner! πŸ™‚ LOL! Good luck with food truck season! Oh how I would love to have one or 20 of your tacos!!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. noelleg44 April 9, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

    Yum, yum, yum – perfect for me and HUBS.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Debbie Spivey April 10, 2018 at 4:43 am #

    Hi Kathryn! This looks great!

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Karina Pinella April 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    Air bnb and taco truck, you’re all in with the hospitality and food life.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. FrugalHausfrau April 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    Yes please!! All you have to do is say Creole or Cajun and I’m all over it! Funny but I just bought shrimp & pasta for another recipe…but I’m going to have to stay the plan and not make this or I’ll have a lot of ingredients I won’t use! It’s going on my list, tho!!

    I didn’t know you could do one room with the AIrBnb! I might have to think about it! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Lynz Real Cooking April 10, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

    Wow things are getting busy! This sure looks tasty KR xo

    Liked by 1 person

  19. jiaahahuja April 14, 2018 at 12:50 am #

    Looks mouth watering

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Sheryl April 15, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    mmm. . . this sounds delightful.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. PantryPortfolio April 21, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Good luck this season with the cart! Also, that’s so fun to open an Airb&b room. I’m curious to hear how it goes. Has it filled up quickly? Also – I love pasta water. It is magical.


    • anotherfoodieblogger April 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

      Thank you so much! Yes, the Airbnb has filled up quickly, but we are also in a tourist town.


  22. America On Coffee April 26, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

    Ah! Oh my… So-OO Tasty looking!


  23. Sadie's Nest May 5, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    Hey, KR! Hope the taco cart is doing well! (And hope your shoulder is doing even better!)


  24. Karen May 17, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Qick and easy pasta dishes are perfect for when life gets hectic and yours looks great. Hope you are having good luck with your taco cart and new BnB venture.


  25. Kate June 3, 2018 at 7:09 am #

    I’m curious about your first business, now I’m learning you got another. You’re a fine business woman ma’am πŸ™‚ Best of luck to whatever you do! And I need to include shrimps on my shoppping list next time, this pasta looks delicious! πŸ™‚


  26. wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/ April 21, 2019 at 11:51 am #

    Frohe Ostern. L.G. Wolfgang


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