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Red Pepper Fettuccine in a bowl with shrimp.

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings, with lots of extra butter for another time! 1x

Description

Red Pepper Fettuccine with Shrimp! It’s got quick, pan-fried shrimp, creamy noodles, and red pepper / garlic / butter / lemon-ish sauce vibes. Perfect quick and easy dinner!


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Ingredients

Red Pepper Garlic Butter

  • 1 cup softened, unsalted butter (we ♡ Land O Lakes® Butter!)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cups fresh herbs (see notes)
  • 8 ounces jarred roasted red peppers, drained (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper for heat
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Shrimp and Fettuccine:

  • 16 ounces raw shrimp
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup reserved pasta water (or regular water if you forget)
  • greens, lemons, and salt for serving

Instructions

  1. Red Pepper Butter: Pulse all the butter ingredients in a food process until mostly smooth. Refrigerate or set aside. (You’ll have A LOT of butter and you’ll only need a few tablespoons for this recipe. Keep the extras in the freezer for more of this, or similar recipes, in the future!)
  2. Fettuccine: Cook the fettuccine according to package directions. Add pasta back to warm pot and toss with 2-3 tablespoons red pepper garlic butter, cream, and water. Adding reserved water as needed to thin out the sauce.
  3. Shrimp: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of the red pepper garlic butter. Once the butter is melted, add shrimp and saute for a few minutes on each side until cooked through. To make it look creamy, add 1-2 tablespoons of the red pepper butter with a quick splash of cream to the hot pan and toss to combine.
  4. Serve: Divide the pasta and shrimp among 3-4 plates. Enjoy!

Notes

For the herbs in the butter, my favorites are a mix of parsley, green onion, and cilantro.

You could also use jarred calabrian peppers which are delicious in this!

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

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