Garlic Shrimp Spaghetti

Close-up of the finished garlic shrimp pasta

Easy to prepare pasta with shrimps and white wine is a delicious dish, which you will make in less than half an hour! It would cost you a fortune in a restaurant and yet you only need 6 ingredients available in every supermarket to prepare it. Black pasta colored with cuttlefish ink can be easily replaced with classic spaghetti, but the black one gives an extraordinary sense of luxury.

Eating it will make you feel like you’re in an exclusive restaurant without leaving your home. You will impress your loved ones with it, no doubt – this is the perfect pasta for Valentine’s Day. You can prepare an exquisite dish in only 15 minutes. Shrimps, tomatoes, wine, pasta, olive oil, garlic and a little bit of butter is really all you need to make a culinary trip to Italy. Try my recipe if you are looking for a new idea for a delicious dinner. Watch the video below the post if you want to know how easy and fast you can clean a shrimp.

Shrimps in wine do not contain gluten. If you serve them with bread or pasta, the dish will contain gluten.
The proportions given below will yield 2 portions of shrimp.

Read the step-by-step recipe on how to prepare shrimps in white wine and watch the video below the recipe.
You can skip straight to the shrimp pasta recipe below, or if you’re preparing shrimps for the first time, read the answers to frequently asked questions and my tips below the recipe.

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Shrimp spaghetti al nero di seppia

Spaghetti al nero di seppia with shrimps, white wine, chery tomates and garlic. Delicious and simple dish like from an Italian restaurant.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 593 kcal

Pasta with Shrimps Recipe


  • 10 shrimps
  • 1 handfull cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 80 ml dry white wine
  • 80 g Spaghetti al nero di seppia (you can use regular spaghetti)
  • 10 g butter
  • parsley (optional)
  • pepper
  • salt


  • Chop the garlic and parsley. Clean the shrimps (depending on which shrimps you bought, you will need to remove the shell, head, tail and gut from the inside. I used blanched shrimps). Cut the tomatoes into slices.
    10 shrimps, 2 cloves garlic, parsley, 1 handfull cherry tomatoes
  • Drop the pasta into the salted boiling water. Cook al dente.
    80 g Spaghetti al nero di seppia
  • Pour the oil onto the pan. Fry the garlic and shrimp on it. Then add salt and wine. When the alcohol evaporates, add tomatoes, butter, pepper and parsley.
    4 tbs olive oil, 80 ml dry white wine, 10 g butter, salt, pepper
  • Put the hot pasta into the sauce. Mix and you're done!


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Serving: 100gCalories: 220kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 14g (5%)Protein: 6g (13%)Fat: 12g (19%)Saturated Fat: 3g (16%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 34mg (11%)Sodium: 40mg (2%)Potassium: 207mg (6%)Fiber: 1g (5%)Sugar: 1g (1%)Vitamin A: 1,003IU (20%)Vitamin C: 17mg (21%)Vitamin D: 0µgVitamin E: 2mg (12%)Vitamin K: 180µg (171%)Calcium: 38mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)Manganese: 0mg (19%)Zinc: 1mg (5%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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What shrimp should I use?
You can use frozen raw or blanched shrimps available in any supermarket, e.g. white Vannamei shrimps. You can also use whole shrimp if you know how to peel and clean them. Remember that shrimps that say “cleaned” on the packaging often contain black intestine, which must be removed because it contains waste products of the shrimp and may spoil their taste. Raw shrimp often have a transparent shell – a “skin” that also needs to be removed.

How to defrost shrimp quickly?
Put the frozen shrimps in a bowl and pour cool, but not icy, water over them. The shrimp are small so they will thaw quickly. Do not pour hot water over the shrimp because rapid defrosting at high temperatures favors the growth of bacteria.
Dry and clean the thawed shrimp.

How to clean shrimp?

Cut the shrimp along its belly or back from the head to the tail and cut off the tail (if you want to serve fried shrimps that you will eat with your hands, you can leave the tail to make it easier to grip the shrimp. However, when serving shrimps with pasta, it is worth cutting off the tail because it is inedible). Pull out the black “worm” – the intestine – with your fingers. Rinse thoroughly cleaned shrimps under cold running water (thoroughly wash your hands, the surface and the knife that touched the shrimp and their intestines). Dry the prepared shrimp with a paper towel and throw them into the pan.

What to eat shrimp with?
Shrimps in white wine taste best with spaghetti pasta (e.g. nero di seppia) or tagliatelle or with bread, e.g. ciabatta, baguette, focaccia.

Plate with pasta, shrimp and tomatoes

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