Caribbean Pasta with Shrimp


A sweet, tangy, spicy shrimp dish. You can prepare the sauces ahead of time and refrigerate.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup minced shallots

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 ½ cups tomato - peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon whole allspice berries

  • ½ cup chicken stock

  • ¼ cup brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons chile paste

  • 8 ounces rotini pasta

  • 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, shallots, ginger and oil. In another small bowl, combine green pepper, tomato, curry powder, allspice, chicken stock, Grand Marnier, soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, and chile paste. Cover and refrigerate both until ready to use.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. Heat a large saute pan over high. When hot, add garlic-oil mixture. Saute until garlic begins to sizzle but has not browned. Stir the tomato mixture, then pour into the saute pan. Bring to a rapid boil and cook until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes.

  4. Stir in the shrimp, and toss until they become pink, about 2 minutes. Immediately add the pasta. Stir and toss until well combined and pasta is heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings, especially salt.

  5. Transfer to a heated platter and sprinkle on the cilantro. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
15g Fat
43g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 785mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 38mg 189%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 647mg 14%

* 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.

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