May 27, 2009

Presto....Spicy Shrimp & Linguini!

Last week I participated in Presto Pasta Nights. I really love pasta. That may seem like a strange statement to some of my friends who knew me before. In my past. Like previous to 2005. I wouldn't make spaghetti for Grumpy. He used to complain that I didn't make it. Then something happened. I tried this dish for shrimp and penne. I fell in love with pasta that wasn't spaghetti. Then, I found out that spaghetti wasn't all that bad when you mixed up the sauce recipe and made it different than just pasta sauce and burger.

Since I now enjoy pasta so much and since I found out there is Presto Pasta Nights, well, how can I not participate!! It is good to have pasta at least once a week! :-D This week's event is being hosted by Sara of I'm a Food Blog. Make sure you check her blog out on Friday for the roundup!

If you like Cooking Light and you like shrimp, then you really must try this dish. I made this for the first time on New Year's Eve for Grumpy and myself. It was so good that as soon as I knew I was making pasta for this week's event, I knew this was the recipe I would share! Enjoy!

Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine
Cooking Light October 2007 page 238

8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 5)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through salt); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.

Place 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve immediately.

27 comments:

  1. This would be a great recipe even without the shrimp. I'm allergic to fish and seafood. :-(

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  2. This looks wonderful! I love simple pasta dishes like this, especially with shrimp.

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  3. Spicy, shrimp, and pasta oh, yeah, this is winner! Thanks for sharing.
    ~ingrid

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  4. This looks mouth watering good. I love shrimp in spicy pasta. :)

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  5. PPN is a great motivator! I am loving that you keep sharing recipes from CL that I missed the first time around! This one looks like something we'd really enjoy!

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  6. This looks so simple and delicious and easy to fix- that makes it my kind of meal! I love all the tasty things you can do with pasta!

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  7. I bet I would love this dish as is, but I might like it even better with clams subbed for the shrimp. Thanks for giving me the idea!

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  8. AHHHHH Honey, I love this dish n ur teasing my taste buds..shrimp n linguine....to die for!

    How have u been? long time no see :)

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  9. Looks like a simple and elegant recipe that's perfect for the summer!

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  10. Great pasta dish, and with the addition of shrimp makes it even better. Looks fantastic!!

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  11. I love shrimp and this sounds like a perfect weekday meal. Quick, easy and tasty.

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  12. I love that this dish is so easy to make and it's perfect for those warm summer evenings

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  13. Looks really good, I make something close to this except I use salmon instead of the shrimp. This would work with both in my case, Yummy!

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  14. Ooooh YUM - that looks beyond delicious!!!

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  15. Ughhh.... Longevity Noodles are on my meal plan for Sunday, but this recipe sounds AWESOME! What's a girl to do with Honey postin' such a great recipes all the time?!?!?

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  16. I love pasta, and I love shrimp... therefore I am obsessed with this dish!

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  17. This dish sounds out of this world and so easy to make. I will be making it in the future

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  18. Wow! So, this dish converted you into a pasta lover. Pretty impressive. I feel just so-so about pasta, but maybe this dish could convert me, too. It sure looks great!

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  19. Glad to see you a convert to pasta and even better that you love sharing with Presto Pasta Nights and the rest of us pasta lovers.

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  20. During the no-carb craze, pasta received such a bum rap but a dish like this goes to show how wonderfully filling and healthy it can be. Love it!

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  21. Oh, my, this does look so special! I would really enjoy this one. YUM

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  22. Teah totally agree my paste looks like this one. And this indeed looks really yummy.

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  23. That looks delicious! We have to have pasta at least once a week at my house :)

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  24. I love pasta and shrimp! This looks so good!!

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  25. Since you already know, I always like your recipes, just wanted to tell you that I made this dish for Valentines Day and it was amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe,
    it is one we will be enjoying again and again!

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