Pasta with Shrimp, Tomatoes, Garlic, Lemon and Basil
I wanted to make a simple dinner that didn’t take much thought. This dish turned out light, fresh & full of flavor. The ingredients combined nicely together and left us wanting more. I think this may be my new favorite pasta dish.
- 2 cups medium size shrimp, peeled & deveined (thawed if frozen)
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 shallot, minced
- Zest of one lemon
- Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients and marinate for at least 3 hours. If you want a bit of heat, add a pinch of crushed red pepper.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup of grape tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Juice of one lemon
- 2 tbsp butter
- Spaghetti, cooked al dente
- 1/4 cup reserved pasta water, if needed
- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 2 tbsp basil, chopped
Cook spaghetti according to the instructions. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 2-3 minutes; add shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Add lemon juice and butter, and reserved pasta water, if needed, and cook an additional 30-60 seconds. Add cooked spaghetti, Parmesan cheese and basil then combine. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy.