.This is one of my favorite shrimp recipes - Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini. It is a great recipe for entertaining. It's festive but yet very easy to make, and every one I've served it to has loved the flavorful dish.
Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini
Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins
• 2 cups fresh cilantro • 1 tsp dried oregano • 3 cloves garlic • 1 tsp red pepper flakes • 1/3 cup olive oil • 2 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper • 8 oz whole-wheat rotini pasta • 20 medium raw shrimp • Salad: arugula, pine nuts, grated parmesan, olive oil and salt.
1. Make the salad: roast the pine nuts quickly in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, in a bowl mix with the nuts with the arugula and drizzle with olive oil, salt and parmesan. 2. Clean the shrimp and set aside. 3. Prepare sauce: Using a food processor or mixer, pulse cilantro, oregano, garlic and red pepper flakes until combined. While food processor/mixer is running, add oil and vinegar. Stir in salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside. 4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside. 5. In a large saucepan on medium heat, cook the shrimp for about 4-5 minutes. 6. Add pasta and garlic-cilantro mixture and cook, stirring often, for another 1-2 minutes. 7. Serve with the salad. Enjoy!