13 July 2011

Linguini with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce



So, I don't know about you, but I've been following Eat Live Run for quite some time now. She was actually one of the first blogs I got to know and helped inspire me as I sought out a blog to call my very own. I had been eying this recipe for some time, and finally made it a few weeks ago (find it here.) I quadrupled the recipe to feed my guests and everyone really enjoyed how light and fresh it was for summer. I stuck to the recipe, and only changed the type of pasta I used. In the future I think I would add a little white wine to the mix as well...that way I can have the whole bottle left over to drink.

Ingredients (serves 1):
4 ounces shrimp
1/2 cup canned tomatoes
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 large basil leaf, chiffonaded
1 tbsp olive oil
enough dry pasta for yourself (or more for a group)
pinch of red pepper flakes
pinch of sea salt and pepper
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water. Drain and set aside, reserving about a half cup of the cooking water. Heat a cast iron skillet to high heat, adding the oil once the pan is hot. Quickly add the shrimp and cook for about fifteen to twenty seconds, just till the tails start to curl upwards. Immediately add the garlic and saute for about ten more seconds. Now, add the diced tomatoes and heavy cream and stir everything together. Add back the cooked pasta to the pan and add a little of the reserved cooking water to combat dryness. Sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
 
Serve with basil and Parmesan cheese.
 
 

30 comments:

  1. This looks SO tasty...I'll definitely be trying it, and soon!

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  2. other than this meal looking positively delicious, my favorite part about this post was when you said you quadrupled the recipe. like, i started laughing at work. mostly because i'm just picturing this giant vat of noodles being cooked. bahahah, the image gets me every time.

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  3. YUM! Seriously, wow...you quadrupled it...?! I was thinking similar thoughts as Brissa... :)

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  4. Haha, the recipe only serves one!! :) Man, I would have really been feeding an army otherwise...

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  5. Actually, Jenna's site was how I found YOU (!) so it holds a special place in my heart :) I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I was searching for something simple, delicious & classy for an impromptu "date night" tonight... this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing today :)

    Also, LOVE the comment about adding a bit of wine so that the rest of the bottle is leftover to drink... you're a woman after my own heart ;)

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  6. This is right up my ally and will probably be featured in an upcoming grocery day menu!

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  7. Oh yum and it looks perfect for a summer evening!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  8. yum this is a staple in our house for sure- such a quick meal.

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  9. this looks amazing--you always have the best recipes!

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  10. My hubs would love this dish! Nice share.

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  11. I also love that blog! This dish looks amazing, I love pasta, love shrimp. What could be better? Will be totally trying out this recipe!!!

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  12. Wow, this looks simply divine!!!!!

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  13. this looks really, really good. i don't do any cooking, not even making a sandwich for myself so i'll pass this recipe onto Bird for him to make this weekend maybe

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  14. ive been trying to conjure up a pasta dish for a while now (even before moving), so hopefully seeing this yummy dish will give me inspiration to actually do it!!!

    A: yes, getting used to the midnight sun is super hard! but it is starting to get darker at night now thank goodness. it's funny because you can notice it day by day LOL!!!

    hope you have a wonderful day girl!

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  15. This looks like one of those dishes that you just cant east enough of! yum! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  16. Do you think this dish would still be great without the shrimp? I don't eat shrimp... I love the comment about the wine! Sounds like the perfect plan!

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  17. Yummm! I want to have this for breakfast right now! I love pasta...could eat it everyday if could.

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  18. I love shrimp dishes! I'm sending this one to my mom too- know she'd love it! :)

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  19. Vanisha- I think it would be just fine without shrimp. If you go without it I would DEFINITELY throw some wine in there!

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  20. MMMMMM!!!! This looks like an authentic Italian dish that my husband would LOVE!! Bookmarking it

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  21. This looks so delicious! I will definitely be trying it!

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  22. this looks/sounds incredibleeee.

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  23. Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING.

    You're going to have to post some idiot-proof recipes for people like me.

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  24. How did I miss this? Looks SO SO good! Yum!

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