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Shrimp Pasta Tampico

Years and years ago there was a dish at Carlos O’Kelly’s called “Shrimp Pasta Tampico.” It was something I really enjoyed and then, all of a sudden, it was off the menu.  Although this recipe isn’t quite the same as what was on their menu, it’s a good substitute.  Also, it only uses 5 ingredients, and I’m pretty proud that I made this one up myself!

Ingredients you will need:


  • 8 oz. Garden Rotini (or another pasta of your choosing)
  •  1 pkg. medium shrimp (I got the fully cooked…just that much easier)
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • 1 can (drained) Rotel or diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Shredded Pepper Jack cheese (to taste)

Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.


When your pasta is fully cooked and drained, cook your shrimp with a little garlic powder (I did three good shakes)


Add in your diced tomatoes and green chilies, cover and let simmer so the flavors meld. (I usually drain excess liquid at this point)


Add your pasta to the skillet with the shrimp and tomatoes.


Mix in your pepper jack and let melt (stirring occasionally)




Garnish with a few green onions if you like and enjoy!


Doesn’t that look delicious?! Cheesy, spicy, shrimpy goodness! This serves 4 and is a perfect meal for the upcoming lent season.  Can’t wait to enjoy some leftovers tomorrow!


One response

  1. Dee Schwinn

    She has made it for me…it is delicious.

    February 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm

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