Friday, March 6, 2015

Pasta With Grilled Shrimp and Garlicky Fresh-Tomato Sauce

Some of the best pasta sauces are the simplest. Here, fresh tomatoes cook quickly in a little olive oil and plenty of garlic, then get a bright finish with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Quick, pan-grilled shrimp adds smoky, briny flavor in this casual dinner for two (easily doubled).
Serves 2

photo credit: gleamitup.com
Ingredients
  • 4-5 oz thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • olive oil for marinating, plus 3 tbsp
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 stem tomatoes, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped lemon zest
  • fresh lemon juice and chopped flat-leaf parsley, for serving
Preparation
  1. Cook the pasta in boiling, salted water 6 minutes and drain.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the shrimp with a little oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and grill until pink with light char marks, about 3 minutes, turning halfway through. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently to keep from browning.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. (The tomatoes will not be broken down.)
  6. Add the grilled shrimp and lemon zest to the skillet and cook 1 minute. Add the drained pasta and stir well to combine, 1 minute.
To serve, divide between 2 pasta bowls and drizzle each with fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle with parsley and serve right away.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Yoga Mats - Your Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Yoga Mat

Yoga mats that properly support your body are essential for your enjoyment and success with yoga asanas (postures). Yoga mats prevent an...