Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What's Cooking? Wednesday: Spicy Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

It's Wednesday, which means it's time to share another FAB recipe with you! Link up below and share what you've been cooking, or some of the things that you WANT to be cooking!

This week I have a YUMMY recipe for you, courtesy of Pinterest (of course). I've made other dishes using similar ingredients, but this one is different enough, and has a little kick that is awesome!

What You Need:
-3/4 box of fettuccine
-1 lb shrimp (tail off, deveined)
-1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz), we did No Salt Added kind
-1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
-1/4 tsp salt
-pepper to taste
-2 Tbsp olive oil
-1 Tbsp butter
-2 tsp minced garlic from jar (or 4 cloves garlic)
-Optional: feta cheese (2-4 ounces), handful fresh parsley, chopped

What You Do:

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta when done.


2. While the pasta is cooking (for timing purposes, wait until the water for the pasta starts to boil and then start this step), add the butter and olive oil to a large skillet and begin to heat. Add in the minced garlic. Heat for a minute. Add in the shrimp and cook. 
Put the shrimp aside (I put mine in a bowl and covered it with another bowl to keep it warm)

3. Using the same skillet, add the can of tomatoes and the crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Mix it up to combine and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

4. When the sauce has thickened a little bit, add the cooked pasta to the tomato mixture (I actually added mine to the pasta pot since it was bigger than my skillet). Add the shrimp to the mixture. Combine. Add salt if needed. Sprinkle with parsley if desired (I didn't find it necessary). Add in some feta cheese if desired (I recommend it!)

5. Serve it up in bowls and ENJOY!

This dish has a slight kick to it with the red pepper flakes, but not anything terribly hot. We really enjoyed this dish and will definitely be adding it into our meal go-to list!

Don't forget to link up below to share what you've been cooking, or wanting to cook!






5 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! Do you believe I only just learned to like shrimp last year?? Now I can't get enough of it! I had been missing out! I need to try this!

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  2. Thank you for the weekly yum post - I can always count on you to make me hungry on Wednesday mornings:)

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  3. I linked up! Thanks for the idea, and this yummy recipe too ;)

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