Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

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Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera – linguini and colorful vegetables are tossed in a creamy sauce and topped with crispy butterfly shrimp, for a delicious, coastal inspired meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

I love seafood and have ever since I was young. I have such fond memories of my parents taking me, as a kid, to seafood restaurants in Maryland, where I grew up, and on the South Carolina coast, where we would go on vacation during the summer.


These days, I still live on the East coast, albeit a little farther north in Massachusetts and I have three young kids of my own. Now, I love to make coastal inspired seafood dishes for my family.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

My kids love butterfly shrimp and I like to add it to some of our favorite recipes, such as pasta primavera. Pasta primavera, is a delicious dish on it’s own, adding butterfly shrimp, takes it up a notch and adds that wow factor.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

When choosing seafood to prepare at home, I want high-quality products, and as a busy mom, I also look for convenience. Which is why I love SeaPak® products, they offer a variety of great quality, costal inspired seafood products that I can keep stocked in my freezer.

I like to keep my freezer stocked with Party Size boxes of SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp, for use in meal recipes, and SeaPak Coconut Shrimp, to have on hand for an easy and delicious appetizer.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

I didn’t initially think to look for quality seafood products in the frozen section at my local Walmart store, but that is exactly where I found SeaPak products.

Now, when I do my grocery shopping at Walmart, I’m sure to pick up my favorite varieties of SeaPak products including Party Size packages of SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp and Coconut Shrimp. Both are located in the Frozen section at Walmart.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

It is so convenient to have SeaPak products in our freezer, so that our family has access to great quality seafood to enjoy anytime we like, and I can prepare dishes such as this Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera.

This delicious Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera is perfect for a family dinner or casual entertaining. I like to include lots of colorful veggies in my pasta primavera. So, there are a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but it is still really quick and easy to prepare. I like to cut up some of my veggies either the evening before or morning of the day I plan to make this dish. That way, when dinner time rolls around, most of the prep work is already done and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes.

How to Make Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

First, bake the SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp according to package directions, the shrimp will need about 11-12 minutes in the oven. Also, cook the linguini in a large pot of boiling water according to package directions.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

While the shrimp is baking and the pasta is cooking, gather the vegetables and ingredients for the sauce including broccoli florets, cut-up red bell pepper, sliced carrots, baby bella mushrooms, chopped onion, minced garlic, flour, white wine, half and half, shredded Parmesan cheese, frozen peas and chopped fresh basil.

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Next, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the broccoli, red bell pepper and carrots in olive oil, until they start to get tender, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, sauté the mushrooms in butter until softened, about 3 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet, using a slotted spoon, and add to the broccoli mixture.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Add the onion and garlic to the same skillet and sauté for a few minutes. Then add the flour and stir to combine.

Next, add the white wine and stir, scrapping up any brown bits. Then, add the half and half and whisk to combine.

Add the Parmesan cheese and whisk until melted. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Add the broccoli and mushroom mixture, along with the peas and fresh basil to the sauce, and stir to combine.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

In the meantime, when the shrimp is done baking, remove from the oven and set aside. When the linguini is done cooking, drain, reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Return the linguini to the pasta pot.

Pour the sauce and vegetable mixture over the linguini and give it a good toss to combine, adding some of the reserved pasta liquid, a tablespoon or two at a time, as needed.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Transfer the pasta mixture to a serving dish and top with the butterfly shrimp. Garnish with basil, if desired, and serve with additional shredded Parmesan cheese.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

My kids were absolutely delighted when I served this Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera for dinner and they saw all of the crispy butterfly shrimp on top of the pasta.

The addition of the SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp, really elevates the pasta primavera and makes a favorite dish, an amazing dish.

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera, linguini and colorful vegetables tossed in a creamy sauce, is even more delicious when topped with butterfly shrimp and is perfect for a coastal inspired meal that the whole family will enjoy.

How would you #ShrimpItUp? Please let me know in the comments below!

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Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera

Butterfly Shrimp Pasta Primavera - linguini and colorful vegetables are tossed in a creamy sauce and topped with crispy butterfly shrimp, for a delicious, coastal inspired meal that the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 (20 oz) package SeaPak® Butterfly Shrimp
  • 1 (16 oz) package linguini
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
    for the vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 ½ inch x ½ pieces
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (from ~1 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • ½ cup frozen peas
    for the sauce
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (from about 2 garlic cloves)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 ¼ cups half and half
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, packed
  • additional shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh basil for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bake SeaPak® Butterfly Shrimp according to package directions. When shrimp are done baking, remove from oven and set aside.
  2. Cook linguini in large pot of boiling water according to package directions. When linguini is done cooking, drain, reserving ½ cup of pasta water. Return drained linguini to pasta pot.
  3. While shrimp is baking and pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, red bell pepper and broccoli to skillet, sauté until veggies begin to get tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove carrots, red bell pepper and broccoli from skillet and set aside (I transfer them to my serving dish).
  5. In the same skillet, melt butter. Add mushrooms to skillet and sauté until mushrooms start to soften, about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove mushrooms, using a slotted spoon, from skillet and add to broccoli mixture.
  7. Add onions and garlic to skillet and sauté for 2 minutes.
  8. Add flour to skillet and stir to combine.
  9. Add white wine to skillet and stir to combine, scrapping up any brown bits.
  10. Slowly pour half and half into skillet, whisking constantly to combine.
  11. Add parmesan cheese to skillet, whisking until cheese is melted.
  12. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Add broccoli, carrots, red bell peppers and mushrooms back to skillet, along with peas and ¼ cup fresh basil. Stir to combine.
  14. Pour sauce and veggie mixture over drained linguini in pasta pot. Toss to combine, adding reserved pasta water a tablespoon or two at a time as needed.
  15. Transfer pasta mixture to serving bowl and top with butterfly shrimp.
  16. Garnish with fresh basil and serve with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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