Monday, May 6, 2013

Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and Feta


After scoring some yummy shrimp on sale at the grocery store, I've been experimenting with how best to integrate them into meals. This simple pasta is packed with flavor and only took about ten minutes to prepare, including preparing the pasta. It's perfect for a light summer dinner and definite proof that you don't need to douse your pasta in a heavy, fatty sauce! 

What You'll Need:
(serves 3-4)
1 lb pasta (I used thin spaghetti but angel hair pasta would be divine!)
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 
1 large tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup feta cheese 
juice of 1/2 lemon 
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper 
dash of crushed red pepper

What To Do:
Prepare pasta according to package. 

Meanwhile, heat saucepan to medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and spinach. Cook for about two minutes, making sure the spinach is completely wilted. 

Add shrimp in one layer, cooking 1-2 minutes per side or until opaque and white. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper. Squeeze lemon over the shrimp and stir to combine all the flavors. 

Drain pasta, reserving 1/2-1 cup pasta water. Pour pasta directly into pan with shrimp and stir to combine. Drizzle in pasta water to coat the noodles as desired. Add feta cheese. Stir and serve!

original recipe

2 comments:

  1. Yumm! This looks divine!

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  2. I now really wish I wasn't allergic to shrimp. I feel like I can taste how delicious this must be just by reading this post!

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