Elegant and easy weeknight dinner is nothing else but Shrimp Spaghetti with Coconut Milk. Creamy, flavourful, and ultra-delicious are just some words that will turn this dish into something fancy.
Again spaghetti, but this time with shrimp infused in garlic and flakes. It a 15 min meal but with the best reviews from my family. As I have used frozen shrimp, I have to thaw them overnight in the fridge, so when I have used them, they were defrosted and soft. Marinate with some herbs, lemon juice, and olive oil, boil pasta and your fancy and elegant dinner is ready to enjoy.
If you want a nice-looking plate, try to cook every part of the dish separately to maintain the authentic, flavorful taste, colour, and texture.
This is an easy and quick recipe, so dare to skip coconut milk or replace it with heavy cream. I wanted a vegetarian version; this is why for today, I have used coconut milk that has a sweet taste, but adjusting some seasoning and herbs, it gets milder and softer with a less sweet taste.
Spaghetti here is also an option; you can use linguini, penne, farfalle, fusilli and other kinds of pasta.
This recipe is incredibly hearty and satisfying. A bowl of healthy salad won’t be wrong but pay attention to the quantity of pasta you boil. When I am hungry and start making dinner, I always tend to make more food. This is my mistake as a lot of food remains, and I have to throw it. So keep in mind that it is a hearty and copious dish.
Shrimp in dishes always look expensive and fancy. This is why try to make that amount of dish your family will enjoy with satisfaction.
This shrimp pasta recipe is perfect for busy weeknights as it is healthy and delicious, looks elegant and has a refined taste.
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This creamy shrimp pasta in coconut milk sauce is one of my favourite shrimp recipes, as it gets together quick, is flavourful, garlicky infused shrimp, next to a good quality white wine. Nothing screams more pleasure and happy moment than this fancy-looking and delicious meal served next to your beloved ones.
As you know, my daughter loves pasta and can easily have them daily. However, when it comes to shrimp – then this is not her comfort zone. However, it is not a problem as my husband eats her portion, as well. So nothing is thrown or too much. For her, I just boil pasta and put it separately into a plate with butter and some parmesan.
Can I skip shrimp with other seafood products?
Yes, you can. Here you can use tiger shrimp, shells, baby scampi, baby squids. The list is endless, but the taste will remain the same tasty and lingering. Seafood with pasta is something inseparable.
How to make Shrimp Pasta with Coconut Milk?
For this simple shrimp pasta recipe coated in coconut milk, you will need a bunch of ingredients—half a pack of pasta, shrimp, coconut milk, and herbs. This dish gets along quick, is saucy, colourful, and is an all-around perfect meal to make and enjoy.
- ½ pack of pasta
- ¼ pack of shrimp ( for two persons)
- 1 cup coconut milk ( 200g/7oz)
- Seasoning ( salt, pepper, pepper flakes, cayenne pepper)
For the shrimp marinade:
- ½ cup soy sauce
- Two minced cloves of garlic
- Lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper, pepper, and salt
- Olive oil
Take a bowl and start to marinate the shrimp. Mix soy sauce with spices and oil and let the shrimp toss in the marinade until you cook pasta. It will take some 10-15 minutes.
Take a pot at medium heat, boil the water and cook pasta as mentioned on the pack. I love al dente pasta; you can cook at your liking.
Take a skillet and fry shrimp in garlicky oil for some minutes on each side. Add more pepper flakes if you love spicy bites.
In a small pot, bring to boil the coconut milk with some salt and pepper. Some 1-2 minutes.
Drain the water from boiling pasta and pour the coconut milk into it.
Take a platter and attentively add the pasta in coconut milk topped with garlicky shrimp. Chop some parsley and garnish the dish.
Serve warm and with pleasure.
Shrimp Spaghetti with Coconut Milk
- 1/4 pack shrimp
- 1/2 pasta
- 1 cup coconut milk
For the shrimp marinade:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp ginger
- lemon juice
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Take a bowl and start to marinate the shrimp. Mix soy sauce with spices and oil and let the shrimp toss in the marinade until you cook pasta. It will take some 10-15 minutes.
- Take a pot at medium heat, boil the water and cook pasta as mentioned on the pack.
- Take a skillet and fry shrimp in garlicky oil for some minutes on each side. Add more pepper flakes if you love spicy bites.
- In a small pot, bring to boil the coconut milk with some salt and pepper. Some 1-2 minutes.
- Drain the water from boiling pasta and pour the coconut milk into it. Gently mix.
- Take a platter and attentively add the pasta in coconut milk topped with garlicky shrimp. Chop some parsley and garnish the dish.
- Serve warm.