Friday, September 5, 2008


I usually yawn at food blogs... not because I dont like food or anything -not even because I dont like cooking... I just am really bad about getting up the energy to try new things especially if I dont know I am going to like them before I go through the work. Anyway this is not a new recipe for me but I thought you may like it. This is a combination of a Pasta Cafe recipe and a Martha Stewart recipe with a little of I can never remember how to do it the same way twice so also my recipe...

Shrimp Spaghetti
(Serves 2 ~ can serve more just add a little more of everything and don't be a pig)

2 T Olive Oil
2-5 cloves of garlic (I like garlic)
8-10 large shrimp (or as many as you want)
1 can diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 fresh tomatoes
5-10 Basil leafs
1/2 box linguine pasta

Heat water for pasta (I always forget to do this first...)
Heat oil and add garlic and shrimp in skillet. Do not completely cook the shrimp just cook until almost done and pull shrimp out of the pan and set aside in bowl. Add in can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Let it simmer while the pasta cooks (this will not be a runny sauce) when the pasta is almost done add the shrimp back in to the sauce and let cook the rest of the way through. When pasta is done and shrimp are cooked toss the fresh tomatoes and basil into the skillet and stir them in and then serve it on top of the linguine. Additional basil can be added to the top (to make it pretty).

So anyway it's really yummy and very fast... faster if you buy peeled and deveined shrimp... but these looked better to me. The fresh tomatoes are what really makes this recipe for so don't leave those out. Alright I am off have a good weekend!


Kelly's Korner said...

Mmmmm.... if only it wasn't 12:20 pm at my house... I have everything I need for that... oh except the diced tomatos and the shrimp... so nevermind. Will have to try it one day though!

corinnea said...

Yum! And good job! Nice foodie spot!

Jenny P. said...

um...yeah...little known fact about me: I DON'T LIKE VEGETABlES OR FISH! I'm just saying...

Adie said...

Mmmm...sounds yum! I will definitely have to try it. And, mayhaps I will share some of my favorites? Yay! Recipe swap!

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