I don't know why so many people dislike this dish...it's something different and tasty! Sure it has a tang and a bite but I for one enjoyed the change from regular boring ol' pasta sauce. If your not an adventurer of flavor and are turned off by bold tastes, perhaps this dish is better left untouched by you. ** definitely not an alfredo sauce, people. Love it in the summer with a nice glass of white wine.
Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables
From EatingWell: May/June 2010
Toss a garlicky, Middle Eastern-inspired yogurt sauce with pasta, shrimp, asparagus, peas and red bell pepper for a fresh, satisfying summer meal. Serve with: Slices of cucumber and tomato tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.
78 Reviews for Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp & Vegetables
The changes I made:
-Chicken for the shrimp
-no peas (I don't like the texture of shrimp or peas)
-angel hair pasta
It is definitely not a traditional pasta dish, but I really enjoyed the flavor combinations present. If you like tangy Greek style flavors, I would definitely give it a try. If you're looking for more of a warm comfort pasta dish, you should probably pass this one up.
I am glad that I didn't let the negative reviews scare me away. This dish is so good. i made it last night and i just had 2 servings of leftovers for lunch and loved every bite. It's true that it is NOT a shrimp alfredo type of dish. The sauce is less 'italian' in nature and more mediterranean (like the description says). You definitely don't want to heat the sauce. Just make sure the pasta is hot and add the sauce at room temp or refrigerated if leftovers. You will love it-it's very tasty and very different:)
So sorry to have wasted a meal. The recipe looked so good, but the sauce ruined it! We ended up just eating the veggies and shrimp and threw out the pasta with the funky sauce!
I was pretty hesitant to try this recipe given all the negative reviews, but I had pretty much everything for it already, so why not?
I did use half the lemon juice since that had come up a lot, used Greek yogurt instead of regular since I've heard it's creamier and won't curdle, and put in a few more garlic cloves because my boyfriend and I are big garlic fans.
First bite was "interesting", but as I kept eating it, I realized I really liked it! I definitely think it's a good summer pasta since it's more refreshing and won't make you feel toooo heavy afterward. The yogurt-y taste is much more mild the day after, too. I found myself slurping up the sauce...
If you're thinking you'll taste something like alfredo sauce, then of course you'll be disappointed. But I personally thought it was very good, very refreshing, and loaded with good stuff!
PS. The toasted pine nuts really added to it, delish!