0 point for shrimps and 1 point for shells

0 point for shrimps and 1 point for shells

Elevate your culinary experience with our gourmet creation, the Shrimp and Shell Pasta Extravaganza. This sophisticated dish combines the succulence of perfectly cooked shrimp with an assortment of delectable seafood shells, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures. As you embark on this culinary journey, savor the meticulous balance of ingredients that culminate in a truly memorable dining experience.

Ingredients Harmony: Crafted with culinary finesse, our recipe calls for 1 pound of impeccably peeled and deveined shrimp, alongside an exquisite mix of seafood shells—choose from mussels, clams, or scallops to add a touch of elegance. The culinary ballet continues with aromatic garlic, plump cherry tomatoes, and a medley of fresh parsley, all complemented by a splash of white wine. Together, these ingredients weave a tapestry of tastes that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Culinary Symphony in a Skillet: In a large skillet, a symphony of aromas begins to unfold as unsalted butter and minced garlic dance together, setting the stage for the main act. Enter the shrimp, gracefully pirouetting to a perfect pink hue, while a crescendo of white wine envelops the scene, intensifying the flavors. The addition of the mixed seafood shells introduces a new dimension, creating a delightful medley that captures the essence of the ocean.

Artistry on a Plate: As the masterpiece nears completion, halved cherry tomatoes join the culinary canvas, imparting bursts of freshness. The al dente pasta, a perfect partner in this culinary ballet, gracefully interweaves with the shrimp and shells, absorbing the rich medley of flavors. Seasoned to perfection with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, the dish is crowned with a flourish of fresh parsley, culminating in a visual and gastronomic masterpiece.

Savoring the Score: In a whimsical twist, we’ve assigned a scoring system—1 point for each shell. As you indulge in this gastronomic delight, you may find yourself keeping a mental tally of points, adding an extra layer of engagement to your dining experience. The Shrimp and Shell Pasta Extravaganza invites you to savor each bite, appreciating the intricate dance of flavors and the playful scoring system that adds a touch of culinary whimsy.

Conclusion: Gourmet Delight: Shrimp and Shell Pasta Extravaganza is not merely a meal; it is a culinary adventure that transcends the ordinary. Immerse yourself in the world of flavors, textures, and a hint of whimsy as you indulge in this exquisite creation. Elevate your dining experience with a dish that transforms every bite into a symphony of gastronomic pleasure—a masterpiece born from the union of shrimp, shells, and culinary artistry.

0 point for shrimps and 1 point for shells


  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, with shells reserved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for added heat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Add the reserved shrimp shells to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes to infuse the oil with flavor.
  4. Remove the shrimp shells from the skillet, leaving the infused oil.
  5. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
  6. Sprinkle paprika over the shrimp and toss to coat evenly. If you enjoy some heat, add red pepper flakes to your liking.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning according to your preference.
  8. Remove the skillet from heat, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and give it a final toss.
  9. Serve the flavorful shrimp with the shells alongside lemon wedges for a burst of citrus freshness.
  10. Enjoy this delicious and Weight Watchers-friendly dish with 0 points for the shrimp and 1 point for the shells!