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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:

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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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