Thursday, August 27, 2009

Easy Italian--Shrimp Caprese!

This is one of my family's favorite meals! We probably eat this two or three times a month, partly because it's delicious and partly because it's so quick and easy to prepare! You'll need:

1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp ( being frugal, I cut them in half!)

6-8 Roma tomatoes, chopped

2 Tbsp. Oregano or Savory

5 cloves smashed garlic

1 1/2 c. olive oil

pinch of salt and pepper

1 lb. box of angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions

1 cup heavy cream

Chop tomatoes and marinate them for at least one hour in the oil, garlic and oregano. Place the shrimp in a colander and drain your hot pasta onto the shrimp--the hot water will instantly turn them nice and pink! Return shrimp and pasta to pasta pot and set aside. Heat the tomato/oil mixture to boiling in a seperate pot--remove from heat and add heavy cream, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper and add tomato mixture to pasta and shrimp. Toss to combine.

I like to serve this with a big green salad and fresh breadsticks. I hope your family enjoys this meal as much as mine does!

1 comment:

  1. wow -- this sounds so delicious and easy! I will have to try it the next time shrimp is B1G1F~!!!