Monday, September 22, 2008

Shrimp with Fresh Chopped Tomatoes

Hi there, sorry it's been a while, but I've had a full schedule lately and haven't been doing much cooking. I hope to make up for it this week.

I am finally getting some plum tomatoes from my garden and wanted to make a fresh tomato sauce. It's a very simple sauce with olive oil, fresh garlic, plum tomatoes and fresh basil. I tossed it with cooked shrimp and spaghetti. Tasted like it was a dish fresh from the garden.



Shrimp with Fresh Chopped Tomatoes
Serves 1

2 ounces spaghetti (preferably Dreamfields or Ronzoni Smart Pasta)
6 large cooked shrimp
3 medium plum tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp. olive oil
4 fresh basil leaves, cut into slivers
salt and black pepper to taste

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

While the spaghetti is cooking, chop the tomatoes and garlic. Add the olive oil the a medium skillet. Heat over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes to the skillet. Reduce heat to low. Stir over low heat until tomatoes are heated through. Add the cooked shrimp and heat through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Pour the pot of pasta into colander and immediate dump the pasta into the skillet (don't rinse the pasta). Toss the pasta with the shrimp and tomatoes. Add the basil and serve.

(For those of you counting, this dish is 6 pts.)

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