Shrimp and Peas with Farfalle

Southern Living
Shrimp and Peas with FarfalleRecipe
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Lemony breadcrumbs add a delightful crunch to this dish.

Makes 6 servings


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1/4 cup kosher salt
1/2 pound farfalle pasta
1 pound fresh English peas, shelled or 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 teaspoons lemon zest, divided
1 pound peeled, medium-size raw shrimp, deveined
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Bring 4 qt. water to a boil in a stockpot over high heat. Add 1/4 cup salt; return to a boil. Add pasta; boil, stirring occasionally, 11 minutes. Add peas, and cook 3 minutes or until peas are tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water.

2. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium skillet over medium heat; add breadcrumbs, and cook, stirring often, 4 minutes or until brown. Add 1 tsp. zest, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Sauté shrimp in remaining butter in stockpot over medium-high heat 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Stir in lemon juice and 1/2 cup reserved pasta water. Stir in pasta mixture. Stir in up to 1/2 cup pasta water until desired consistency is reached. Transfer mixture to a platter. Top with panko, parsley, black pepper, and remaining lemon zest.

Created date

March 2015