Stir-Fried Shrimp with Penzeys’ Pasta Sprinkle

Here’s an easy and delicious dish that I learned from our close friends (Gregg and Bonnie) a while back. Apparently, Penzeys’ Pasta Sprinkle is not just for pasta, folks. :D I’m fairly sure that Gregg’s original recipe contains cheese (I think parmesan?) but knowing that I’m lactose intolerant, he made a cheese-free version one time when Keith and I joined them for dinner at their place and we’ve been hooked ever since. Here’s a simpler version that I make often at home, minus the cheese and breadcrumbs but not any less flavorful. Enjoy!

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 pounds shrimp
1 tablespoon Penzeys’ Pasta Sprinkle
Red pepper flakes and salt to taste

Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add garlic and cook until fragrant and lightly browned, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and stir-fry for about 3 to 5 minutes. Add pasta sprinkle and continue to stir-fry until shrimp are cooked through, curled, and pink. Season with salt and red pepper flakes to taste. Serve with rice, couscous, or even baked potatoes.

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5 Replies to “Stir-Fried Shrimp with Penzeys’ Pasta Sprinkle”

  1. I love this simply, hassle-free meal, esp on a busy day, and yet if I wanted something tasteful. As we know, ” less is more” , right? This is definitely sth I will make, Chris.

    1. I know…it seems like most people don’t have much time on their hands anymore (including ourselves). That’s why I’m always on a look-out for or try to think of simple dishes to make. :D This one is really delicious! Do you have Penzeys stores where you live? If not, I’m pretty sure Penzeys does ship internationally through its online store.

  2. I’m not sure. This is the first time I heard about Penzeys. I think it’s a very American thing and has not hit the European market. Maybe it’s available in the American stores in Belgium (we have many American expats living in BE), but I have never been to one. I see a lot of Provencal herbs in our local stores. I noticed the main herbs being basil, oregano, thyme and garlic. Maybe I can try concoct these :-)

    1. Got to send you a pkg one of these days :D so you’ll know what the taste is like before you attempt to concoct a mixture up (although I don’t think you could go wrong with it if you like all the herbs listed). Thought of sending the pasta sprinkle to my sisters too so they could try it out because it’s so yummy. :D

  3. Thanks, Chris. Before you start sending the pkg, let me search hard in the stores here first :-) I’m sure they have it here… will let you know ;-)

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