An Elegant Meal for Mom, An Easy Recipe to Make for You
Pasta and seafood always makes for a special meal, and this recipe is easy enough that beginners can pull it off for a Mother’s Day meal to remember.
Fettuccine with Garlic Butter Shrimp
fettuccine or linguine
uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Freshly ground black pepper
unsalted butter, divided
crushed red pepper flakes
baby spinach or baby arugula
freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
Chopped fresh parsley leaves, for garnishing
Cook pasta according to the package directions; drain well. Place shrimp in a bowl; season with salt and black pepper and set aside. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to skillet. When the butter has melted, add oregano and red pepper flakes to skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add minced garlic to skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add shrimp to skillet; stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until shrimp is pink. Transfer cooked shrimp to a new, clean bowl. Add remaining 6 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. When the butter has melted, add in the cooked pasta, baby spinach (or baby arugula), and 3 tablespoons of Parmesan. Stir ingredients until spinach begins to wilt. Add the shrimp back into skillet; toss. Once plated, garnish with chopped parsley and serve with additional Parmesan.