I have not cooked this particular recipe, but I would definitely change a few things based on reading it.

First of all use extra vigin olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I would sautee the shrip in olive oil, butter and a few cloves of fresh garlic. Garnish with some fresh basil and freshly grated parmesean cheese. You could also add some fresh peeled/seeded plum tomaotes.

when i found this recipe, i was really skeptical that it would be good, especially considering it only takes about 5 min from prep to eating. but, when i tasted it, i was in love!!! i love this recipe and have used it many times when i pressed to find something to feed everyone for dinner! great recipe!!

I loved this recipe after following other members directions for cooking shrimp in butter, garlic and oil. I also added some chopped tomatoes and some garlic salt to taste. It seemed to punch it up a bit. It was easy and delicious.

I am giving this a five….because I loved it….but tweaked it a little….I made 5 servings pasta, about 3 tbs butter…two very large garlic cloves, and 5 servings shrimp….it was fantastic….sprinkle on your own parmesan….yum…

A delicious quick and easy shrimp and pasta dinner! I made this as a surprise for my boyfriend – a huge shrimp fan – on a night he had to work late. I used half the amounts of pasta and shrimp but the same amount of garlic sauce ingredients. Also, as a response to a couple reviewers who sensed something was missing, I added a spoonful (probably a teaspoon each) of pesto sauce and parsely flakes, which added a wonderful subtle flavor. Delicious!! A wonderful quick recipe!

My husband loves this dish. I use extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable, and also use more garlic and add some lemon juice. Before serving, I sprinkle with some chopped green onion for color as well as a little extra flavor!


1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and tails removed
1 lb spaghetti noodles (more or less, depending on family size)
6 -8 garlic cloves, according to personal taste, minced
1/4 cup butter
olive oil (3 drizzles)
italian seasoning
fresh ground pepper
red pepper flakes
herbs (according to taste)


1 Boil pasta in water till tender, save 1 cup of pasta water for use later. I always put some oil, salt, and fresh herbs in with my pasta when I boil it. Drain and set aside when done.
2 While pasta is boiling, wash shrimp.
3 Melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp.
4 Let cook till a little pink and starting to curl. Then add garlic.
5 Cook 5-7 min., add oil. Continue to stir till shrimp is pink and curled.
6 Add pasta to skillet. Add seasonings. Add just enough saved pasta water till it is not dry but not swimming in liquid either. Depending on amount of pasta this requires 1/2 the cup or all of it …