Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomato and Basil

Pinit

I’m finally starting to get used to cooking with shrimp! This recipe was attempt number 3, and as with the Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo and the Baked Coconut Shrimp, we were very happy with the delicious results.

First of all, I think that tomatoes plus fresh basil is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Basil is my favorite herb, and there is just something wonderful about fresh basil with tomatoes. Though I’ve tried this combination with many things (for Bruschetta or with chicken), I’ve never really had it with seafood. When I ran across this recipe, I thought it would be worth a shot!

You can pick your favorite type of pasta – just about anything would work with this dish. We happened to have some whole wheat penne pasta to use, and it worked great. Unfortunately the basil in my herb garden hadn’t grown fully yet at this point, so we had to use dried basil. It was good, but I know that the fresh basil would have made it even better, so if you have that option, use the fresh basil.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomato and Basil

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

Recipe adapted from Chef Nick Stellino

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, divided or 2-3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 pound pasta – we used penne, but almost any would work
  • Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Begin boiling a pot of water for the pasta and cook pasta per package directions. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic poder, and paprika. Place shrimp in a plastic bag with spices and shake to coat.

In a large pan, heat 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat, then add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium, add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, and add garlic. Stir for about a minute and then add tomatoes and pinch of sugar. Cook tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, then add shrimp and half of the basil back to the pan. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.

Once your pasta is finished cooking, drain the noodles, reserving about 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Add the noodles back to the pot, then add the shrimp, sauce, and pasta water back to the pasta, stirring well. Garnish with the rest of the basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

 

Pinit

We give this recipe 4/5 herbs!

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil
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Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, divided or 2-3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 pound pasta – we used penne, but almost any would work
  • Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Begin boiling a pot of water for the pasta and cook pasta per package directions.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic poder, and paprika. Place shrimp in a plastic bag with spices and shake to coat.
  3. In a large pan, heat 4 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat, then add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  4. Turn the heat down to medium, add another 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, and add garlic. Stir for about a minute and then add tomatoes and pinch of sugar.
  5. Cook tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, then add shrimp and half of the basil back to the pan. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  6. Once your pasta is finished cooking, drain the noodles, reserving about 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Add the noodles back to the pot, then add the shrimp, sauce, and pasta water back to the pasta, stirring well.
  7. Garnish with the rest of the basil, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.

 


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7 comments on “Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

  1. This looks delicious, Mrs. Herb! I love that you used cherry tomatoes in this. It makes me huuuunnngry. (Okay, minus the shrimp, since I’m vegetarian. But everything else makes me hungry. ;)

  2. AJWright on said:

    Yum, Mr. and Mrs. Herb! I’m going to make this tonight for my hubbie :)

  3. Now this is what I call dinner!

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