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Adobo Shrimp Pasta

WNYT Staff
Created: June 07, 2020 10:18 AM

Adobo Shrimp Pasta

Summer is the best time for simple, light pasta dinners.It is also easy to make this vegetarian by omitting the shrimp and adding oyster mushrooms or thickly sliced white mushrooms. Once you water for pasta has boiled, this dish takes 5 minutes to make. Trust me, don't  skimp on the cilantro. It works with the lime and tomatoes to rock summer!!!

serves 2


12 oz long pasta like capellini, spaghetti, linguine or tagliatelle


10-12 Jumbo wild gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined, tail on

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tsp DOBE* or other Adobo seasoning

3 large garlic cloves, peeled and sliced thinly

1 serrano pepper, sliced into thin rings

juice of 3-4 limes to equal 1/3 cup

1 cup diced, ripe tomatoes

1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped end to end to equal 1/2 cup

Salt  a pot water to cook the pasta, crank the heat and cover it. Bring to a rolling boil. 

When the water is boiling drop the pasta to cook* see below

Put a large skillet on over high heat.

Add the olive oil to the skillet.

When the oil and hot and is shimmering lay the shrimp down carefully on one side. 

Season the side facing up with DOBE. Don't shake the pan. Step away from the pan! 


Let the shrimp cook undisturbed for 60 seconds so the shrimp can get a bit caramelized. 

After a minute, Turn the shrimp over, cook for 30 seconds on tyhe seasoned side and remove to a plate. 

They will still be rare but thats ok, we will finish them in the sauce, You'll see.

Now add a little more olive oil the the pan and add the garlic and serrano slices.

Cook until the garlic picks up a little golden color and then return the shrimp to the pan.

Cook for a few seconds then dump in the tomatoes. Give it a toss and add the lime juice.

Swirl the pan and turn the heat to very low. 

When the pasta is ad dente remove the paste with tongs right into the pan with the shrimp, getting a 1/4 cup of so of the pasta water to come on into the pan as well.  

Add the cilantro and toss. Plate it up and eat! 

*This dish, "Dobe" Shrimp Pasta, is seasoned with my home made Adobo seasoning called DOBE, hence the name! which It is one of my featured Flavor Maker Spices ( which is available to purchase, of course) 

But any brand of store bought Adobo seasoning is fine as is finding a recipe to make yourself.

Ric Orlando

New World Bistro Bar

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