Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper

Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper | asimplepalate.com A perfect and easy date night dinner for two!

DATE NIGHT pasta….What could be better? Really though.

Back when Drew and I were dating, I would always make pasta as a date night dinner when we decided not to go out. It brings so many memories back and you know what, I loved making him pasta more than any recipe. It’s comforting, fun to make and the type of food I love to make memories over.

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Also, pasta is my love language. Best friend. Weakness. Whatever you’d like to call it… 😉

Why is this recipe so good for date night? I’ll fill ya in.

Nothing says date night more to me than making some creamy, comforting pasta with beautifully cooked shrimp and pairing it with a favorite bottle of wine. Romantic and elegant all at the same time of being EASY and QUICK. Did I mention it takes less than 30 minutes? I’m serious when I say anyone could make this!

So whether you’re trying to impress a first date, make a special night with your significant other, or hey, even just making it for dinner, I promise this dish will not fail you!

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Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper | asimplepalate.com A perfect and easy date night dinner for two!

Fettuccine Pecorino Romano with Shrimp & Black Pepper

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fettuccine
  • 12 oz shrimp, de-shelled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, shredded (or parmesan)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on box for Fettuccine

  2. If shrimp is frozen, thaw under cold water for 5 minutes and then de-shell. Heat skillet pan on medium heat with olive oil and cook shrimp 3-4 minutes, or until they have turned a brighter pink color.

  3. When pasta has cooked, drain and place back in pot with heavy cream and romano cheese. Toss and combine until cheese melts into a creamy texture. Add a little water if consistency is too thick.

  4. Add cooked shrimp at very end with salt and fresh cracked pepper and enjoy!!

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