Friday, September 24, 2010

Hot and Sour Pasta

After a long day at work, all we went to do is sit down, relax and have a glass of wine. When we suddenly realise that we have to cook dinner…there goes our “sit-down-relax-with-a-glass-of-wine” mood.
It happened to me many a time, even though I love cooking. Here is the recipe which will still let you “sit-down-relax-with-a-glass-of-wine”, while you cook dinner.

Sorry, the picture turned out to be silly looking. My mistake but this does taste great.

Tiger shrimps, cooked- 350g (I use frozen/cooked)
Salt- desired amount
Soya sauce- 2 tbsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Pepper- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1 tsp (use more for extra hot recipe)
Garlic- 1 clove, crushed

Clean the shrimp and marinate with all the mentioned ingredients at least for 1 hour. You can freeze this marinating and use as and when you want (this is what I do).

Shallots/onion- 4 stems/1 small onion
Dry White wine- 5 tbsp
Pasta- 225 grams (I used shell pasta)
Tomatoes- 3, firm and ripe, chopped.
Fresh Parsley- 2 tbsp
Salt- desired amount

  • Heat a deep bottomed pan and add the white wine. Immediately add shallots and bring them to boil.
  • Cook this for a few minutes (until the wine has reduced to half).
  • To the above add the marinated shrimps and bring these to boil (until the frozen shrimps (if frozen) thaw and are really hot).
  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  • To the cooked pasta add the shrimp mixture.
  • To the above add the tomatoes and parsley and toss quickly and remove at once from the flame.
Serve hot.


  1. nice recipe dear.... picture is also good.....

  2. pasta looks delicious madhu ...have a nice weekend


  3. Yummy pasta dish with prawns...will be great with wine

    Pushpa @

  4. Healthy and yummy dear...

  5. love this recipe. very unique in flavour and looks tempting.

  6. I am glad you all liked this :) This is fairly simple and sure has a unique flavor!