Tasty Tuesday: Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Tomato Shrimp


I love the combination of shrimp and pasta together.  It's just heaven in a bowl to me.  I have recently begun experimenting with this combination in my own kitchen.  I don't understand why I waited so long.  I guess I was a little intimidated so I shied away from even attempting this delicious dish.  

Well, that is a thing of the past.  This is so easy and takes so few ingredients.  Most of it comes from your pantry and freezer which makes last minute meal preparations a snap.  I have pulled this out several times in the last few months and haven't been disappointed yet.  

Once you master the basics there are so many creative ways to spice up this recipe.  You could add pesto, garden vegetables, lemon, a little butter and more garlic for something that resembles more of a scampi.  The sky's the limit.     


Recipe:  Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic Tomato Shrimp

Ingredients: 
1 lb Angel Hair Pasta - more or less, depending on who's coming to dinner
2 Tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A dash of Red Pepper flakes
6 -8 Garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Medium Shrimp, deveined and tails removed
1 can of Chopped Tomatoes
1 Tbs Italian Seasoning
Parsley, fresh minced or dry
Fresh Ground Pepper and Salt to taste

Directions:
1.  Cook the angel hair pasta according to the package directions.  Save 1 cup of the pasta water for later and drain the pasta.

2.  Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

3.  Now add the shrimp, chopped tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to the skillet, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is all pink and opaque throughout.  That will take approximately 3 to 5 minutes.

4.  Add the angel hair pasta to the shrimp mixture.  Sprinkle with the parsley and add the salt and pepper to taste.  Toss everything so the sauce evenly coats the pasta and gets a chance to soak in.  Here is where you can add your reserve pasta liquid a little at a time if the sauce is coming out a bit dryer than your liking.

Serve with generous gratings of Parmesan cheese, a nice salad and a little french bread.  Yum!



Our hosts for Tasty Tuesday are
Our host for Two Cup Tuesday is Pint Sized Baker 
Our host for Handmade Tuesdays is Lady Bug Blessings
Our Host for Anti-Procrastination Tuesday is New Nostalgia

Emily Elliott

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard. Google

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