Oct 24, 2011

Shrimp and Basil Pasta

I love pasta especially delicate ones like this that are fresh and healthy without all the extra sauces. Extra virgin olive oil mixed with lemon juice and fresh garlic makes a beautiful sauce for pasta as well as salads. Throw in some fresh herbs like basil and cilantro and wow what a flavor for your palate. Please remember that shrimp take only a minute or two to cook anything left in the pan longer than that just taste tough and rubbery everything a shrimp should not be.

1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 (8 ounce) package angel hair or spaghetti pasta
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 pound large shrimp - peeled and deveined
2 large tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon paprika
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 scallion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Cook paste per package directions. In a large bowl add shrimp, garlic, half of olive oil, cilantro, basil, salt, paprika and lemon juice. Mix well and allow to marinate at least 15 minutes.

2. In a large saucepan on medium heat add 1 ladle of pasta water. Add remaining olive oil, scallions and tomatoes. Cook until tender about 5 minutes. Add shrimp allowing to cook until pink.

3. Add pasta into pan and combine, serve.

Yields: 4 servings

4 fabulous comments:

  1. Kitchen FlavoursOct 24, 2011 10:36 AM

    Wow...that's an flavorsome pasta recipe...love the new look of u r blog and change in pictures....it's been so long catching u up...

  2. iva | in my kitchenOct 24, 2011 05:46 PM

    salam sis, mashallah that looks amazing. In fact last week I made a very similar dish called spaghetti with basil, chilli and garlic! Its on my blog if you want to check it out. Loving your reads and will def be back again!

  3. KItchen thanks so much :) I know to long :)

    Iva I am going to take a look at your blog now. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. herbal productsJan 30, 2012 05:56 PM

    A very healthy and delicious dish. The basil adds flavor and to the aroma.


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