One of the great benefits of the cruising lifestyle is enjoying the bounty from the sea. While sailing the Sea of Cortez aboard our Valiant 42, Contigo, my family and I decided to anchor in Bahia San Carlos, North of Guaymas, Mexico, to sit out a blow. We spent an excellent day snorkeling the reefs and playing on the beach. Later, when a shrimp boat came in to shelter for the night, the day got even better. My daughter and I jumped in the dinghy, armed with a few magazines, some chocolate bars and a couple of greenbacks. We traded them for a canvas bucket full of freshly caught shrimp, then hurried back to the boat to make dinner. Pasta is a staple on Contigo. It's quick, easy and stores well. We wanted something that would complement but not overpower the shrimp, so we came up with this recipe: lemony garlic-shrimp pasta. It quickly became a family favorite, and still is. Enjoyed in the cockpit with a glass of white wine and a colorful sunset, it was the perfect end to the perfect day.