Spicy Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomato Sauce
Recipe type: Pasta
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Serves: Serves 4
Weeknight Friendly, easy, fell roughly in the 25 minute time frame. You can spice it up or down. I would love to try this as the recipe stated (with peas/no shrimp).
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust more or less to taste)
  • 1½ c boiling water
  • ½ box angel hair pasta
  • 1.2 cup of fresh basil
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta al dente. Drain and reserve ½ cup of water. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet, add garlic, stir constantly until lightly golden. Add the tomato paste, stir one minute. add red pepper flakes. Add boiling water to dissolve tomato paste. Add Shrimp, cook 5 minutes or until sauce reduced by half. Add pasta and basil, toss over medium heat (add additional reserved water if needed). Remove from heat, stir in parmesan. Top with additional parmesan and basil if desired.
Recipe by Basil and Vine at http://www.basilandvine.com/2015/07/19/spicy-garlic-shrimp-pasta-wtomato-sauce/