Thursday, May 17, 2012


I'm so sorry if you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby.  Truly.  And I am hoping you can find this sweet lobster-like shrimp if you don't have a TJ's--it's worth the search.  My friend, Ashley, grabbed several bags when she spied these because apparently it is only available a few times a year. Lucky me--she gave me a bag.

I had lots of pasta so concocted a recipe using what I had in the pantry.  But grilled and served with vegetables would work well, too.

Serves 4

Bag of Trader Joe's Argentinian Red Shrimp (frozen)
8 oz Linguine
4 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
Olive oil (I used garlic infused olive oil)
Fresh parmesan cheese


Forgive me, I didn't measure much in this recipe, but I know you will turn all these ingredients into a lovely dish.

While pasta is boiling, drizzle olive oil in a skillet and add crushed garlic cloves and red pepper flakes.  Cook the garlic for a few minutes and then add the frozen shrimp sprinkling with salt and pepper.  Cook until shrimp is pink and curled (about the same amount of time it takes to cook the pasta).

Drain the pasta saving 1 cup of pasta water.  Add pasta water to the shrimp, stir, and then add the linguine.  Peel fresh parmesan strip over the shrimp and linguine. Serve with fresh parmesan.

Really, this is so yummy and easy.  Do make it!  From start to finish it took less than 30 minutes.


  1. Yum! I am SO making this -- this weekend, perhaps? Of course you're (always) invited!

  2. Jennifer:
    Wish I could. I'm in DC next week and after that my trip to Istanbul and England will be just around the corner! Hopefully I will be back in OC later this summer.

  3. What beautiful pictures - I'm suddenly VERY hungry.

  4. Thanks, Mary! I'm ready to make it again.

  5. This is just too awesome..easy..takes no time at all. We do have TJ"s and these shrimp are the best ever...

  6. that was DELICIOUS! Thank you! I used the no measure method and the combination was perfect. I'm getting more packs of shrimp on my next trip to TJs. this will be a frequent dinner.