Chimichurri Pasta With Grilled Spicy Shrimp

Chimichurri Pasta With Grilled Spicy Shrimp

Chimichurri Pasta with Grilled Spicy Shrimp includes an emerald green, simple sauce that adds a colorful vibe and big flavor to this delicious dish. You can make this mouthwatering meal with simple ingredients, and without much effort. You’ll love it!

Ingredients

For the Chimichurri:

  • 2 cups packed parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the Pasta and Shrimp:

  • 4 ounces of your favorite pasta, uncooked (I used fettuccine)
  • 8 fresh jumbo shrimp with tails on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon flaked salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh parsley leaves, minced, as garnish
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

For the Chimichurri:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  2. Set aside.

For the Pasta and Shrimp:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain when done and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. As the pasta cooks, add the shrimp, oil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper to a bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Lightly spray a stovetop grill with the nonstick cooking spray. Set the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. When hot, add the shrimp, and cook for 3-4 minutes each side. Remove and keep warm.
  5. Pour about 3/4 the Chimichurri over the pasta in the bowl and toss to combine. Add more sauce to taste. Transfer the pasta to a serving bowl and place the grilled shrimp over the top of the pasta.
  6. Serve warm garnished with fresh parsley.

Source : http://www.azgrabaplate.com/chimichurri-pasta-with-grilled-spicy-shrimp/

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