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Auntie C’s Shrimp Pasta

This recipe comes from staffer Ardice Cotter’s family recipes and has been enjoyed by her family for many years. She hopes your family will enjoy it too!



  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • Chili pepper flakes (big pinch)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Fresh ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1lb. medium frozen shrimp thawed
  • 16oz dried pasta (use brown rice pasta for a Gluten Friendly option)
  • 2/3 cup pasta water
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (more for serving)
  • 4 handfuls fresh spinach


Thaw shrimp and completely pat dry

Cook pasta until al dente, drain but save 2/3 cup of pasta water, set aside.

In a large pan (big enough to hold pasta and shrimp) melt butter over medium heat. When melted, add chili flakes and stir. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, ~30-45 seconds. Add shrimp and toss to coat in butter. Let shrimp cook in a single layer for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Flip all shrimp and cook for 1-2 more minutes until pink and cooked through.

Reduce heat to low. Add pasta to shrimp butter mixture. Toss. Add pasta water and Parmesan, toss again and mix to coat well. Fold in four big handfuls of spinach and let wilt. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with extra Parmesan on top. Yummo!

Yields: 4 servings


Crescent Fund: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

When tragedy strikes Crescent City Farmers Market vendors and disrupts our local food system, Market Umbrella's Crescent Fund has historically operated to collect donations from market friends and supporters to provide immediate, direct relief to our vendors.

In light of the extensive damage sustained by local farms, fishing boats, and other infrastructure needed to operate these small, local food producing businesses due to Hurricane Ida, Market Umbrella has reignited the Crescent Fund. All donations made to this fund will go directly to the farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food producers of the Crescent City Farmers Market community so that they can return to market with your favorite products as soon as possible. Please, donate today!

Your gift would be an investment in the future of New Orleans local food system, getting vendors back to market so that we can continue facilitating access to fresh, nutritious food for the New Orleans community, including low-income shoppers who depend on our programs like Market Match and Market Mommas Club.

Market Match Limit Lifted!

Market MatchUnlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through December 31, 2021!

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.