Here at The Stay at Home Chef, we’re pasta lovers. We love how easy it is to assemble and how many ways you can make it your own. Not only that, but it’s perfect for family dinners and entertaining! If you’re looking for an easy dish for your next special occasion, look no further than this recipe. With just 15 minutes of prep time, this dish is quick and delicious and tastes like it came straight from a restaurant. You can easily impress your friends and family. the best part? Because it requires minimal effort, you’ll have more time to spend with your loved ones instead of being stuck in the kitchen. That’s what we call a win-win!
Pasta Cooking Time
Cooking times vary by brand, but generally speaking, angel hair pasta should only take 3-5 minutes to cook. This is because it is long and thin and cooks faster than other types of pasta. As a reminder, it is important to cook the angel hair pasta before starting the shrimp angel hair pasta recipe.
Can I use frozen shrimp?
We generally recommend using fresh shrimp for this recipe, but frozen shrimp can also be used. If you decide to use frozen shrimp, make sure it is completely thawed before cooking. For best results, we recommend thawing the shrimp overnight in the refrigerator.
to tail or not to tail
You can remove the tails of the shrimp before adding, but we found this unnecessary. If you are using fresh shrimp, be sure to delineate and peel the shrimp!
heavy cream substitute
If you don’t have access to heavy cream, the best substitute is half and half. While you can use milk as a substitute, it’s important to note that the dish may not be as creamy as using heavy cream. We prefer to use heavy cream for its rich texture, consistency and flavor.
Dairy Free Options
If you’re looking to make a dairy-free Creamy Tomato Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta recipe, there are a variety of alternatives to the heavy cream. Cream of coconut is a good choice as it has a similar consistency and richness to heavy cream, although the flavor of the end result will be affected by the addition of coconut. Almond, soy, or other preferred plant-based milks can also be used, but you may need to add a thickener such as cornstarch to achieve the desired consistency.