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 Responses to Shrimp and Basil Pasta

  • Kitchen Flavours says:

    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…

  • iva | in my kitchen says:

    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!

  • Noor says:

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

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

  • herbal products says:

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

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