Aug 25, 2014

Jalapeno Skillet Shrimp Over Pasta

So one leeeeetle tiny week break turned into another.
And then another.

Jalapeno Skillet Shrimp | Ms. enPlace

So you'd think I'd be all chatty and have something to say.  Being gone all this time and all.
You'd be wrong.

Except that there's this recipe for Spicy Roast Chicken I like.  I found it in Food and Wine Magazine several years ago.  It has Dijon mustard, lemon, pickled jalapeno, and breadcrumbs.

I felt for it, but it's just too hot to have the oven on for more than...say...5 minutes.

Five minutes really isn't going to roast a chicken, is it?

I borrowed the flavors from the chicken recipe and smashed them all up with one of my favorite quick-cooking ingredients: shrimp.

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Jalapeno Skillet Shrimp (over pasta)

3 TBSP olive oil
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 TBSP Creole mustard
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 TBSP pickled jalapenos
1 TBSP pickling liquid from jalapenos
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 TBSP chopped parsley
1 TBSP butter
4 servings cooked pasta, any kind

Optional Topping:
zest of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
2 TBSP chopped parsley
1/2 c panko breadcrumbs

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving about 1 cup of cooking liquid.
(While water for pasta comes to a boil, prep the ingredients for the shrimp.)

If using, combine all of the topping ingredients and set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet.  Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper.  Saute for about 3-5 minutes, until shrimp are pink.  Add the mustard, garlic, jalapenos, jalapeno liquid, and lemon juice to the skillet.  Cook and stir for about 2-3 minutes to heat through.  Toss in the parsley, butter, and cooked pasta.  Add pasta cooking liquid as needed to thin out the sauce.  Transfer to a platter and top with breadcrumb mixture.

More pasta...
My Favorite Stuffed Shells | Ms. enPlace
Penne alla Senese (Penne w/ Sausage, Walnuts, and Cream) | Ms. enPlace
Bayou Pasta | Ms. enPlace

In the past...
Buttermilk Banana Bread | Ms. enPlace
Crock Pot Smoked Sausage | Ms. enPlace
Blackened Chicken w/ Creole Mustard Tasso Sauce

Linking with:

Inspiration Monday My Pinterventures The YUCK Stops Here
Feeding Big The 21st Century Housewife Hearth and Soul Blog Hop
Lou Lou Girls I party and get pinned at Tasty Tuesdays on Anyonita Nibbles Full Time Mama
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage My Turn for us
Say G'Day Saturday


  1. I just pinned this. I like to stir fry chicken when it's too hot to bake it.
    I like the idea of the jalapenos in pasta with breadcrumbs. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi MIchelle, just stopped by to let you know you've been featured today over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers

  3. This sounds delicious! I love shrimp for a quick dinner. Visiting from the Yuck Stops Here party :)

  4. I have never met a shrimp I didn't like. I do have a sissy tongue so no jalapenos for me but all of the remaining ingredients are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing with us at The Yuck Stops Here. I hope you will come again and share your yummy foodie posts.
    Those old magazines have some treasure's in them!

  5. I hope you enjoyed your time away, Michelle! Any meal that gets me in and out of the kitchen in a hurry and keeps my family happy is a winner to me - pinning this and sharing on FB!

  6. Delicious Jalapeno pasta looks perfect love it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  7. GAH, this looks AWESOME!!!! I love spicy foods, and jalapenos... BEST! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week Michelle! Glad you were able to take some time off too- it's always needed. :) <3

  8. I'm glad you had a nice holiday Michelle. Love your Jalapeno Skillet Shrimp Over Pasta - there are so many delicious flavours in it! Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  9. This looks amazing! Love the spice. Pinned. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. It just wouldn't be a party without you!
    Happy Labor Day! Lou Lou Girls

  10. Fantastic skillet of flavor! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Your post has been pinned with the party!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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