Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Pasta with courgettes and shrimps

It was my friend Bloom who suggested using the courgettes from Abel & Cole box to make a dish of pasta. For this recipe I used tagliatelle verdi (fresh, not dry pasta).

You will need
(for 2 people)
tagliatelle verdi
1 courgette, thinly sliced lengthways
250 g of big shrimps
1 clove of garlic
a squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
a small glass of white wine (I used Pinot Grigio)
olive oil
half a tsp of chili paste
single cream (a small pot)

  1. Chop the garlic clove and add to a large frying pan with the olive oil. Cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Slicecourgettes into thin ribbons and add to the pan, stirring frequently until softened.
  3. Add the shrimps, salt and chili paste. Add the small glass of wine and single cream. Once the sauce is reduced in half, the sauce is done.
  4. Cook your pasta al dente in a big pot of the salted water
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add to the pan with the courgettes and shrimps, stir well and grate some parmesan cheese on top before serving.


  1. nom. officially, given that i'm pregnant, I'm not supposed to eat shrimp at present but you've tempted me now.

  2. This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe - I'm going to give this a go!

  3. I plan to try this recipe and it sounds quick to prepare too which sounds wonderful ..

  4. ooo yummy! I am a picky eater but this sounds gorgeous, have made a note for when i next pick up some shrimps - thanks!! :-)

  5. OOh this looks lovely, I shall be trying this out on my new date very soon

  6. not sure if my comment worked so sorry if this is a duplicate.

    Try this dish with a cream cheese like Philly instead of the cream. I like the full fat one but you can get low fat versions. Makes a nice change