Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Marinara Suace

Michele Romano's incredible Top Secret Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe! My quick Image: Garlic shrimp Pasta Marinaraand easy marinara sauce recipe helps define the equisite taste of this Italian Classic.

Scrumptious for anyone who loves shrimp and pasta recipes, particularly when combined with a marinara sauce over pasta! This top secret Garlic shrimp pasta recipe with marinara sauce boasts a flavor that is hard to beat. Whenever possible, I like to use fresh herbs not only for taste, but the aroma. I always keep a bag of fresh organic lemons in my fridge that I like to use in a lot of my Italian seafood recipes. It always adds a bit of zing and is full of vitamin C.

This top secret recipe comes from an old Italian family cookbook handed down in the Romano family to my father Guiseppe. Serve it up with a crispy Italian salad topped with artichoke dressing! Throw a nice garlic loaf in the oven and you have a meal fit for a king or queen!

Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe with Marinara Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Optional: 12 capers
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1-6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 tomato paste cans water
  • 1 large can Italian plumb tomatoes, hand squeezed
  • 2-1/2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped (or 1-1/2 tsp dried basil)
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb of fresh or frozen shrimp (shelled and de-veined)
  • 1-lb (454g) Spaghettini or linguine
  • Fresh grated Romano or Asagio cheese
Preparation:
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onion, garlic and capers in olive oil until light brown.
  2. Stir in tomato paste and water fry for 3 min.
  3. Add lemon juice, sugar and tomato sauce, simmer for 5 min
  4. Add all remaining spices and seasonings
  5. Simmer uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Add shrimp and cook until tender (8-10 minutes)
  7. Serve over hot linguine or spaghettini (cooked al dente as always!)
  8. Top with fresh graded (Romano or Asagio) cheese and fresh ground pepper

Prep time: 30 min.
Cook time: 55 min.
Serves: 6
Live Long and Mangia!

Health Benefits: Lemon Juice has so many health benefits. From losing weight to controlling blood sugar levels. Lemon juice helps with digestion, skin care, toothaches when messaged on the gums, and it's anti bacterial properties help fight infections in the throat area. Use it!
Garlic lowers cholesterol levels and blood sugar which helps prevent heart attack and stroke. When crushed, raw cloves releases allicin, which has been shown to be a more potent antibiotic than penicillin and tetracycline.

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