Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tomato Basil Shrimp Spaghetti

I love fresh basil. It smells great, it has such an awesome flavor. It is one of my most favorite herbs. This recipe below; is quick and easy with rich fresh flavors.
1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves --chopped fine
1/4 cup of fresh oregano leaves -- chopped fine
1/2 Vidalia onion-- diced
1 -14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
3-4 cloves of garlic- minced
1 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 package of thawed cooked shrimp (This makes it fast, no cooking shrimp. I find these in the freezer section, medium shrimp without a tail and de-veined.)
Cooked spaghetti noodles, whatever you prefer. Linguine, ziti, penne, angel hair. You will want at least 4 servings of pasta.

Fresh basil: if only I could create a scratch and sniff sticker here.
Fresh Oregano

To start, sauté garlic in olive oil with the ground black pepper for a minute or two. Add the onion and sauté for a few minutes. Add the fresh herbs, keep the heat on medium. Next, add the can of tomatoes, as the tomatoes heat up, you will want to smoosh down some of the chucks of tomatoes.Then open your package of cooked thawed shrimp; stir around and cook until the shrimp are hot. Once the shrimp are hot, add salt, black pepper and Parmesan cheese.  Cook with cheese until it is melted into mixture. Lay on top of paste and enjoy. This is one of my husband's favorites, "for sure" he adds.

Sauté minced garlic with olive oil and pepper.
Important step to build the flavor.

The kitchen is smelling so good...

Let the cheese melt into the tomato sauce.
Hope you enjoy it as much as my husband does. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm a sucker for Shrimp! She only makes this dish about once a month, so Mo & I always look forward to it. To say that it's better than ANY "Johnny Carinos" or "Olive Garden" is an understatement!! Just wait till she starts posting her Mexican Recipes, you'll certainly never willingly eat "Taco Bell" again!