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Shrimp and harissa Pasta
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Shrimp and Harissa Pasta

Shrimp and harissa pasta is a quick 20 minute meal with a spicy, savory kick to it. This meal is nutritious, minimal in ingredients and full of flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 506kcal
Author: Bailey


  • ½ lb shrimp *
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups pasta
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp rosemary dried
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 3 cups broccolini or broccoli chopped
  • 3 tbsp mild harissa
  • 1 large avocado

Optional Garnish

  • fresh basil
  • parmesan


  • Step one: Boil your pasta, be sure to salt the water. Next sauté your broccolini or broccoli in oil on high/medium heat. Cover in a pan for about 10 minutes or until it is tender enough to pierce with a fork. 
  • Step two: Set broccoli to the side. Be sure to pat shrimp with a towel to wick up access moisture. Mix seasonings together in a small bowl. Wipe the pan and in the same pan you cooked the broccoli in, add olive oil. Cook on medium/high heat add in thawed shrimp and  sprinkle seasoning over shrimp. Toss shrimp in seasoning and cook for about 8 minutes or until shrimp is light pick and cooked all the way through. Be sure to toss often. Each side of shrimp should be cooked 3 to 4 minutes. 
  • Step three: once shrimp is finished cooking, set aside and drain pasta. Add in Harissa a pinch of salt and a pinch of olive oil. Stir together well. Serve with shrimp on the side or mixed in and broccolini with avocado slices. 
  • Top with optional garnish: Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.


* any shrimp will work, I usually go for medium peeled shrimp. Raw will take 8 minutes to cook. Pre cooked will take about 6 minutes to heat through. 
*if you are sensitive to spice, be sure to pick up the milk harissa linked above from Amazon. 


Sodium: 2561mg | Calcium: 451mg | Vitamin C: 348mg | Vitamin A: 7326IU | Sugar: 19g | Fiber: 8g | Potassium: 910mg | Cholesterol: 286mg | Calories: 506kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 23g | Protein: 39g | Carbohydrates: 39g | Iron: 8mg