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! 😀 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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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?!?!?

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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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