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spaghetti with tomato and shrimp

Spaghetti with Tomato and Shrimp

This is a great recipe. It is simple to make but boats an exquisite flavor. Spaghetti is perfect for this, although you could use another kind of ribbon pasta, like fettuccine, or even pasta shapes such as penne or rigatoni. Diced tomatoes form the basis of the sauce, and it is nice to use the ones with green chilies, but use the plain ones if that is what you have in the cupboard. Lemon juice, onion, garlic, parsley, and red pepper flakes go into the mix as well.

Use medium shrimp for this recipe, either fresh or thawed ones. If you use thawed ones ensure they are well-drained because frozen seafood holds a lot of moisture. Peel the shrimp and remove the veins. They will take about 5 minutes to cook when you have stirred them into the sauce. They will become pink on the outside but they are totally cooked through when they are not only pink on the outside but also opaque on the inside too. Five minutes is an estimate. Do not overcook them else they will become tough.

This is a lovely meal and you can serve it with a simple baby leaf salad if you like, drizzling a touch of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the leaves. Garlic bread is also nice with such a dish, if you do not mind the extra carbs in the meal. If you want to cook spaghetti for dinner but you fancy a change from spaghetti Bolognese, consider this recipe, because it really is delicious, and it is simple to prepare too. Continue reading

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