Saffron Shrimp Pasta

Quick and easy, this saffron shrimp pasta dish is just a bit spicy and plenty creamy

The name sounds fancy, but this saffron shrimp pasta can be made for any meal and any occaision. Feel free to substitute any pasta you have available too!

This recipe comes courtesy of HomeFarmer.com.

6
Servings
489
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound pappardelle pasta (or any other pasta)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 Pinches of saffron threads
  • 2 Pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 Cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 Cup white wine
  • 1/4 Cup chicken stock
  • 1 Cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Parmesan shavings

Directions

Start a large pot of water on high heat for boiling the pasta.

Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan on medium-high heat.

Add olive oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes, and bell pepper. Cook until onions are translucent (2-3 mins).

Turn heat up to high, add shrimp, and saute for 2-3 mins.

While shrimp is cooking, add saffron and red pepper flakes.

Once shrimp is cooked, remove with tongs and set aside.

Reduce heat and deglaze pan with white wine.

Once reduced, add the cream and chicken stock and simmer on low heat for 10 mins.

Serve hot and garnish with fresh herbs and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Saffron Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Saffron Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
31%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
48%
Cholesterol
292mg
97%
Protein
40g
80%
Carbs
37g
12%
Vitamin A
200µg
22%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.6%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.4%
Vitamin C
39mg
65%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
47µg
59%
Calcium
232mg
23%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
95mg
24%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
499mg
71%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
792mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.5%
Sodium
303mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
6.7%
Zinc
3mg
21%

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