Shrimp Pasta With Corn and Basil

Shrimp Pasta With Corn and Basil

This particularly American combination of flavors — shrimp and corn — is light, summery and very tasty, both sweet and slightly spicy. If you are feeling flush, you can make this pasta with lobster instead.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta to al dente according to package instructions.
  2. Step 2

    As pasta cooks, put oil in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic. Cook gently without coloring, about 1 minute.
  3. Step 3

    Raise heat to medium-high and add shrimp. Season with salt, pepper and red-pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until shrimp puff and turn pink, 1 to 2 minutes. Add corn and continue cooking until warmed through.
  4. Step 4

    Drain cooked pasta and transfer to a warm serving bowl. Pour skillet contents over pasta and toss. Sprinkle with scallions and chopped basil. Garnish with basil leaves.