Shrimp and Sugar Pea Pasta


A simple and delicious pasta that also doubles as a nice way to eat your veggies, such as snap peas. Serve with garlic bread and you have yourself a nice, light, refreshing summer meal for two!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 servings


  • ½ (8 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • ¼ teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon chile oil

  • 1 shallot, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ pound fresh sugar snap peas

  • ½ red bell pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup white table wine

  • ¼ teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 12 uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • ½ teaspoon salted butter

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve 2 tablespoons cooking water and drain pasta. Set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil and chile oil over medium heat in a deep, large pan. Cook shallot and garlic in the hot oil until softened and aromatic, 2 to 3 minutes. Add sugar snap peas and bell pepper; continue cooking until peas start to soften, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

  3. Pour wine into the pan and cook until reduced slightly, 5 to 7 minutes. Combine reserved pasta water and cornstarch in a bowl until starch has dissolved and stir into wine with paprika. Return vegetables to the pan and add shrimp. Cook shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat. Stir in pasta, butter, lemon juice, and basil until everything is coated and butter has melted. Serve.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to adjust the paprika to suit your spice level. You can also top with shredded Parmesan cheese if you wish, I know I did! Serve with some toasted garlic bread and voila!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
4g Fat
53g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 49mg 243%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.