Fresh Tomato Shrimp Spaghetti

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"Easy and quick to prepare. Canned tomatoes can be used in place, but fresh tomatoes is really the best way to go. It is a simple mix of fresh ingredients, seasoning, white wine and of course shrimp. And, if you notice my photo, this is equally good served over white rice if you prefer that over pasta."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (428.1 g)
  • Calories 1022.8
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 47.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 224.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 17.2 g
  • Calcium - 102.8 mg
  • Iron - 7.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 79.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.1 mg

Step 1

Shrimp ... Take the shrimp out of the refrigerator to take the chill off. Peel, devein and remove the tails (which I prefer). Then, in a large saute pan (because you will be adding the pasta to this dish), and I prefer non-stick if possible, add 2 teaspoons of the oil and bring to medium high heat. Add the shrimp and red pepper flakes and cook a couple of minutes, turning often. DO NOT over cook - They will finish cooking in the sauce. Once they just start to turn pink, remove to a plate or bowl until the sauce is finished. Do not discard the oil.

Step 2

Tomatoes ... I love plum tomatoes in they have less seeds per size and work better for a dish like this. Make sure to lightly seed them before dicing them.

Step 3

To the saute pan, add the remaining oil and bring to medium heat. Add in the garlic, onion and cook 1 minute, then add in the wine, followed by the tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes begin to break down.

Step 4

Pasta ... As the tomatoes simmer, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set to the side.

Step 5

Finish ... To your tomato sauce, add the scallions, parsley, basil and the shrimp and once again check for seasoning. Cook a couple of minutes to heat up the shrimp and to combine all the flavors. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss.

Step 6

Serve ... This is best served family style along with crusty bread and a salad. Garnish with extra parsley or parmesan if you want. I also mentioned, serving it over rice is just as good. ENJOY!

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