Garlic Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta

I am a lover of pasta, but recognize I must eat wheat pasta, as regular pasta does not have any nutritional value and the starches turn to sugar in our bodies (sugar turns to fat). Try this wheat pasta recipe, as it incorporates the basics of an Italian dish. Very simple, but oh so tasty.  Note: It is important to use freshly grated Parmesan cheese, as the flavor really tops off the dish. Do not try to substitute the pre-grated stuff as it is not good with flavor. On the other hand, if you do not think fresh flavor is important, then go for it.

Ingredients

8 ounces dry wheat angel hair pasta
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
1 cup freshly frozen deveined shrimp*
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
Optional: ground pepper

Preparation

Place frozen shrimp in a bowl of medium warm water for ten minutes. Do not place in hot water. After ten minutes, peel and remove tails from shrimp. Set drained shrimp aside.

Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain pasta well and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

Sauté parsley, garlic, green onions, mushrooms, chili garlic sauce, and shrimp in oil. Sauté for 5-7 minutes till mushrooms are cooked down and generate juice, and the shrimp is no longer translucent.

Mix pasta with garlic mixture. Top each serving with parmesan cheese and ground pepper.