We all are constantly looking for simple dinner meal recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. We want to come home and make a nutritious meal for our loved ones that will look and taste amazing, and the cooking process will not sap the last drops of energy we have left at the end of a busy day.
Whether you are making dinner for your family or you have guests coming, this pasta dish would be a great choice. It is quick to prepare and sure to please everyone. When the weather is nice, bring it out on the patio and enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine!
½ lb pasta any kind
1 lb (20/25 count) fresh/frozen shrimp
1 can (28 oz) of diced tomatoes
2 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
parsley/cilantro, finely or roughly chopped
If you are using fresh shrimp, peel and devein it. Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil over medium to high heat. Add shrimp and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Do not overcook it because it will have a rubbery texture and lose a lot of its natural flavor. Remove the shrimp from the pan. Put the heat to a medium setting and add tomatoes and garlic to the pan, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens (12-15 minutes). Meanwhile cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente.
Add the shrimp and strained pasta to the sauce and mix. The dish is ready to be served. Garnish with parsley or cilantro, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
- Add red pepper flakes to spice up the dish