Angel hair pasta with shrimp and capers
September 03, 2009
I adore quick and easy meals.
Pasta is my go-to ingredient when I want something tasty and fast for dinner. I love pasta so much I think I must be an honorary Italian!
Angel hair pasta with shrimp and capers is a favorite in our house. It's delicious, nutritious and made in minutes.
The following recipe is so simple and so good.
1/2 of a box uncooked angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons capers, drained
4 cloves garlic, chopped
d 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 3 to 5 minutes, until cooked through - a translucent pink. Remove shrimp from skillet to avoid overcooking and set aside.
Add garlic and crushed red pepper flakes; cook until garlic is tender, about 1 minute, stirring constantly. (Do not let garlic burn.)
Stir tomatoes, wine, capers and basil into skillet. Continue cooking until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add shrimp and sauce to pasta and toss to coat well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese or Grana Padano and additional chopped basil, if desired.
Season with salt and pepper as desired.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.