Thursday, October 15, 2015

Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta

There comes a time when I don't feel like making anything for days and it goes on like this for weeks. Even now when mom's not here anymore, even when I know I have a 6'3" younger brother to feed but he's trying his best to keep up with me and I love him for that.

Moving forward, someone told me to make something which has shrimps, mushrooms and cheese. So, I opened up google and wrote all of these three things. The thing that came up was Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta. It is quite similar like any pasta with Alfredo sauce but its prepared with dried basil, paprika, crushed red chilies and salt combined with milk, cream and two different types of cheese which gives it a very different mild herb-ish kind of taste. (WHAT THE HELL IS HERB-ISH I NEED TO EDUCATE MYSELF)

I don't even know what the hell I said in the above paragraph but to hell with it. Let's make Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta.


4 tablespoons olive oil (2 for shrimps and 2 for mushrooms)

500 grams of shrimps without shells deveined

1 tablespoon garlic paste

1 teaspoon dried basil 

crushed red chili pepper as per taste

salt as per taste

1 teaspoon paprika (1/2 for shrimps and 1/2 for mushrooms)

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup cream

1 can of mushrooms sliced

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

250 grams of pasta linguine or fettuccine (almost half a pack)

cooked pasta water (optional - to make the sauce less thick if required)

250 grams of boiled peas (totally optional)

finely chopped spring onions (very optional)

We will start off with cooking the pasta according to the instructions of the packet. Saving the cooked pasta water in a separate bowl for later use.

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat in a pan and cook the shrimps with the garlic paste. While the shrimps turn pink season them with salt, paprika, crushed red chili and dried basil. Cook them till they turn pink completely like in the pictures below. I hope you can see though.

Take them out in a plate.

Put 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the pan. Add the sliced mushrooms cook them till they release their water and season them with salt, paprika and a little dried basil.

Now you add the cooked shrimps to it and fry it for a minute.

Quickly turn the heat on low and add the milk and cream. Mix both of them and bring it to a boil.

Now you can add the the optional above mentioned veggies, peas and the chopped green onion.

Its time to add them cheeses in it one by one. Let the sauce mixture simmer and add the parmesan first. Mix it till it combines with the sauce and then quickly add the shredded mozzarella (ella ella aye aye) and mix it to combine it with the sauce. Add salt, paprika and basil to adjust the sauce accordingly.

Time to add the cooked pasta in the sauce to layeth the final smacketh down to complete the recipe.

Hungry yet?

Please make some room in your stomachs OH WHO AM I KIDDING you won't even get to taste it but anyway ladies and gentlemen I give you Creamy Mushroom and Shrimp Pasta.


  1. liked the recipe.. but I would like to use chicken in place of mushrooms.. I hope it wouldn't make much difference with the taste

  2. There will definitely be a change in taste but it will be pleasant. Thank you Kanwal


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