Easy Pasta Recipe: Paccheri with Argentinian Shrimp

Paccheri with Argentinian Shrimp, Garlic, Tomato and Basil Dressing By @coxys_kitchen

Easy pasta recipe – This pasta dish of ‘Paccheri with Argentinian Shrimp, Garlic, Tomato and Basil Dressing’, is fresh, zingy and full of the joys of spring! The dressing is packed full of flavours from olive oil, lemon, garlic, tomatoes and basil; five basic ingredients that when combined, make for an absolute treat.

With its lighter touch, ‘Paccheri with Argentinian Shrimp, Garlic, Tomato and Basil Dressing’ is the perfect pasta dish for the warmer weather.

Easy Pasta Recipe

Serves 2

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 150g Paccheri pasta tubes
  • 2 Tbsp, extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g Argentinian red shrimp or large king prawns, deveined
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Juice from approx. half a small lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the pasta on to cook, according to packet instructions
  2. In a large frying or sauté pan, heat ½ Tbsp of the olive oil on a low to medium heat, then add the garlic and cook until softened – be careful not to let it colour
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook until they start to soften and break down, then add the prawns and cook for approx. 2 minutes on each side
  4. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and a good squeeze of lemon juice, season with a little salt and pepper, then add the cooked pasta to the pan with a spoonful of the pasta water
  5. Toss all the ingredients together allowing the dressing to emulsify
  6. Sprinkle over the chopped basil and toss again. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more lemon, salt and pepper
  7. Serve into warmed bowls and enjoy with a crips green salad on the side

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