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Spicy Shrimp Tomato Pasta - a family favorite
Spicy Shrimp Tomato Pasta - a family favorite

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Challenge: Recipe (Food or Beverage) III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Jul 22, 2019
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2019

8 oz. fettuccine - or other pasta
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic
1/2 lb. peeled & deveined shrimp, 41/50 size
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes - I use fresh
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly cracked pepper to taste
Handful fresh parsley -- for looks only

I add in peas sometimes... just because we hate veggies and I can hide a few peas in and no one notices. :D

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the pasta, and continue to boil for 7-10 minutes, or until tender. Drain the pasta in a colander.
While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil and butter to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Mince the garlic while waiting for the butter to melt.
Rinse the shrimp with cool water and allow the excess water to drain away. Add the shrimp and minced garlic to the skillet. Saute the shrimp and garlic for 3-5 minutes, or just until the shrimp turns opaque and slightly pink (no longer grey and translucent). Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set it aside until later.
Add the can of tomatoes with juices to the skillet, along with the crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Stir to combine and let the sauce simmer over medium heat for about five minutes.
When the sauce has thickened slightly, add the cooked and drained pasta. Toss to coat in the sauce. Add the cooked shrimp back to the skillet and toss to combine with the pasta. Taste and adjust the salt if needed.
Roughly chop a handful of parsley leaves and sprinkle over top before serving.


Place: 6 out of 14
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08/02/2019 10:16:08 PM
Looks like my kind of eating! Yummmm!!!
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08/02/2019 08:56:11 AM
I think we should combine our recipes and have a seafood fest! I love shrimp. Congrats on 6th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2019 09:35:25 AM
Yum! A lot of gorgeous and delicious ingredients here!
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07/26/2019 03:23:02 AM
great image well crafted
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