Easy Shrimp Pasta In Coconut Milk Sauce

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A super simple and easy shrimp pasta is a  made with a unique twist.  Break away from the usual tomato or cheesy pasta sauce and enjoy a different type of fusion pasta dish in 20 minutes.  

Give your regular pasta sauce a bit of lift and treat your taste buds to this simple prawn recipe infused with oriental flavours.

The addition of lemongrass, soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and coconut milk, it is a fun way to introduce new flavours to your family with food that they are used to.

One of my little tips to feed fussy eaters who struggle with trying anything new !!

Unique and simple pasta sauce to try

What makes this pasta recipe different is the use of oriental flavours to make the creamy pasta sauce.

But what do I mean by oriental flavours?

Simply put, it is the use of ingredients that is normally used to make Oriental or South Asian style dishes.

In this quick and easy shrimp pasta recipes I have experimented with ingredients not normally associated with a regular pasta dish.

Instead of cream or milk for the pasta sauce base I have used coconut milk.

The flavour is further enhanced by adding a dash of soya sauce, sweet chilli and lemongrass.

Sounds too experimental for you to try?!!

If you are looking for an easy shrimp pasta recipe for dinner then please do try this recipe and see for yourself.

And if I may say so it was a delightful change that each member of the family enjoyed.

Surely one of the best creamy seafood pasta recipe to try.

Substitute ingredients for simple shrimp pasta

If you are a regular reader of some of my recipes you may have noticed a pattern of Keeping it Simple!

I happened to have the ingredients at home and wanted to make something with those that was not a curry or soup.

This is how I came about this creamy prawn pasta dish.

Like all my recipes, you are more than welcome to make changes and omit a few ingredients if you find it difficult to buy.

Although shopping for ingredients online has become super easy.

Here are few substitutes for ingredients of you find them difficult to fid them to make this tasty shrimp pasta recipe.

  1. Substitute lemon grass with lemon rind.
  2. Add any hot sauce instead of sweet chilli sauce
  3. Grated ginger adds sharpness to the sauce. You can skip adding ginger if you wish.
  4. Add vegetables such as zucchini, mushrooms, capsicum or sugar snap peas for your vegetables intake.

If you rather make a more traditional yet low fat pasta dish, then try this creamy spaghetti in lemon garlic sauce. 

Cooking tips for making Oriental style pasta sauce for shrimps

Few notes that will help you to make this creamy coconut pasta sauce.

  1. Mix the different types of sauce before hand and set aside.
  2. Add chilli flakes to the sauce if you wish to give your pasta sauce some heat.
  3. Do not overcook the pasta as you will cook it further in the coconut sauce again.
  4. You can use raw or cooked prawns. I share tips on how to cook with perfect prawns in this recipe here.

Easy shrimp pasta recipe, garlic shrimp pasta recipe in coconut milk

Stepwise cooking method to make creamy prawn pasta

Here is the stepwise recipe to make this simple shrimp pasta at home.

STEP 1

Boil water in a pan with salt and add pasta to cook. Once cooked drain water and set aside.

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STEP 2 

Make a sauce with soya sauce, sweet chilli sauce and grated ginger. Keep aside for later use.

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STEP 3 

Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic for a minute. Add the shrimps and saute on high for 2 mins. Add the vegetables if you are using some and cook along with the prawns.

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STEP 4 

Next, add the soy, ginger, sweet chilli sauce made earlier and stir it in with the shrimps and capsicum until it is well coated.

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STEP 5 

Add a cup of coconut milk and chopped lemongrass, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil.

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STEP 6 

Cook until the prawns are done. Add pasta and cover well with the coconut sauce. Remove lemon grass before serving the delicious yummy Shrimp pasta in coconut soya sauce .

easy shrimp pasta recipe

Here’s a quick stepwise recipe of how to make Shrimp pasta with pictures for you.

What is your Family Favorite Pasta Dish?

Pasta being one of the most popular family meals, I am sure you may have your favourites too!

I would love to hear what flavours you have experimented with.

I make pasta almost once every week, to keep kids happy with their mom while my menu planning for one day is sorted!

So any new recipe sure does help.

Buon appetito

 

 


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Ingredients

Pasta - 200 gms
Shrimps or prawns - 150 gms
Capsicum - 1, diced
Soya sauce - 4 tbsp
Sweet chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Lemongrass - 1 stick, finely chopped
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Garlic - 3
Ginger - 1 tsp
Spices Used
Chilli Flakes (optional) - 1 tsp
*Ingredients Needed

Directions

1
Boil any kind of pasta of your choice until al dente and set aside.(tagliatelle, linguine or long thin pasta go well with this coconut milk pasta sauce)
2
Prepare a sauce with 4 tbsp of soya sauce, 1 tbsp of sweet chilli sauce and 1 tsp grated ginger. Keep aside for later use. Note - Add chilli flakes to the sauce if you wish to give your pasta sauce some heat.
3
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic to it and saute for 1 minute.
4
Now add cleaned and washed shrimps and saute for another 2 minutes.
5
Add the diced capsicum and continue to saute.
6
Next, add the soy, ginger, sweet chilli sauce and stir it in with the shrimps and capsicum until it is well coated.
7
Finally, add a cup of coconut milk and chopped lemongrass, adjust salt to taste and bring it to boil.
8
Cook until the prawns are done.
9
Add the pasta to the coconut milk sauce mixing it all together.
10
Keep the sauce as per your preferred consistency.
11
Remove from heat and serve the oriental flavoured Shrimp pasta.