I cooked this meal about a week ago when we had a friend visiting for the night and we loved it. I loved it because I could prep most of it ahead of time which only took about 10 minutes. When we were ready to eat, I just tossed everything in one skillet and cooked the pasta and viola! We had a pretty fantastic little meal.
I loved the sweet and spicy taste of the pasta, but I would recommend adding a little sautéed mushroom or pepper to it to give it a little more oomph! That's what I plan on doing next time. Serve it with a salad and a little baguette and you have a quick and easy meal!
Adapted via Damn Delicious
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces spiral pasta
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 green onion, thinly sliced
I suggest adding sauteed mushrooms or peppers to add a little extra flavor to the pasta, but it was delicious without it too!
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine shrimp and olive oil mixture; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.