Celebration shrimp pasta

  • 1 lb, pappardelle or tagliatelle (or your favorite thick, stringy pasta)
  • 1 lb, raw shrimp, thawed
  • 1 jar, marinara sauce
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • fresh basil
  • 1/2, vegetable stock
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp, coriander
  • 1 tsp, red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp, vegan butter (or dairy butter)

  1. bring a large pot of water to boil. throw in some salt. throw in your pasta. follow the instructions on the pasta box for cook time.
  2. heat up a large pan. dutch oven is preferred. splash in some olive oil.
  3. chop up your onion and garlic. once the pan is heated up, throw in the onion and let it cook for a minute. then throw in your garlic.
  4. while your aromatics (fancy word for your flavor foundation, which in this case, is your onion and garlic) are cooking, start peeling your shrimp. 
  5. come back to your aromatics and add some salt, ground black pepper, coriander, and red pepper flakes. let cook for a couple minutes. slowly pour in the vegetable stock. stir, and let it simmer until it starts bubbling.
  6. let the stock cook off a bit. then add the marinara sauce, and stir well. 
  7. once your pasta's done cooking, drain it and save some of the pasta water.
  8. heat up a skillet and melt half the butter. throw in half the shrimps (or however many will fit in your skillet) and let them cook for 30 seconds. flip the shrimps and throw on some salt and black pepper. cook for at least another minute, and watch the color turn from grey to pink. repeat this step with the remaining shrimps.
  9. once the shrimpies are done cooking, place them directly in the large pan with the marinara sauce and aromatics.
  10. gently mix the shrimps to coat them with a healthy dose of red sauce.
  11. if you saved some pasta water, pour it gently into the red sauce. let it cook for a couple minutes.
  12. put some pasta in a bowl, then the red sauce with the shrimpies. tear off some fresh basil leaves and sprinkle on your pasta. et voilà! 

  • this pasta is my favorite way to celebrate any occasion. enjoy with a loved one or by yourself. either way, you'll feel happy after eating!