Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Tomato Spaghetti
Image Credit: Robin Sheridan @ A Chow Life


  • Keywords
  • Low priced
  • Basics
  • Quick
  • Kid-friendly
  • Cuisine
  • Italian
  • Core Ingredients
  • Shellfish
  • Compatible Diets
  • No Red Meat
  • Pescetarian
  • Not vegetarian

Easy, flavorful meal that would make a great addition to any regular weeknight rotation.


Contributor A Chow Life Gallery Recipe
Prep Time40 min
  • 1 tspfresh rosemary,


  • 3 clove(s)garlic,


  • 1/2 pint(s)grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 lb(s)shrimp,

    shelled and de-veined

  • 3/4 lb(s)spaghetti
  • 1 tbspolive oil
  • 1/4 cup(s)olive oil
  • 1 tspcrushed red pepper
  • sea salt,

    to taste

  • fresh ground pepper,

    to taste

  • 2 tbspbreadcrumbs ,



  1. In a small skillet, cook the bread crumbs in 1 tbslp of the olive oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp, 2-3 minutes. Scrape them into a small bowl.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until barely al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, combine remaining oil with shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, and crushed red pepper. Add the spaghetti and reserved cooking water to the skillet and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook over moderately high heat, tossing the pasta and lightly crushing the tomatoes, until the sauce is slight thickened and the shrimp are cooked through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the spaghetti to bowls, sprinkle the bread crumbs on top and serve.