If your mouth doesn’t start watering instantly while reading this recipe, you might want to seek a professional taste bud analysis (if that is even a thing).

When you are craving a rich, buttery dish, this might just be the pièce de résistance. And thanks to Chef Jeff with Flip My Food, this recipe has been “flipped” into a healthier option.   

Shrimp Pasta from Flip My Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. store bought fresh fettuccine
  • ½  stick unsalted butter
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, washed, tails removed and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ¼  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato or your choice, diced

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.

2. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and sauté until almost bright pink. Add garlic to pan and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through.

3. Add pasta to pan and toss well. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Gradually add reserved pasta water if needed. Transfer pasta to a serving dish and top with Parmesan.

4. Garnish with parsley and diced tomatoes, serve immediately.

Find more Cajun Recipes here. To learn more about Flip My Food, visit www.flipmyfood.com.

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