Spicy Shrimp Pasta

January 28, 2010

Dinner, Recipes

Today was a long day, and  I am ready for the weekend!  One more day…we are almost there! I dragged myself out of bed this morning and made it to the gym for 40 minutes of hill walking and ellipticalling.  It was not easy but I knew I would feel better all day- I did.  After school I came home and unloaded the dishwasher and cleaned up the house.  Then I got set on making dinner.

I thought dinner was great but it was a little to “chunky” for Brady.  I agree that we do need a new garlic press because our garlic was pretty big, but the tomato chunks were not my fault. 🙂  It’s hard to avoid the chunks in diced tomatoes.  I don’t think he suffered too much though.

Brady’s plate:

Spicy Shrimp Pasta

  • 4 small cloves of garlic – minced
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes – 1 without the liquid and 1 with the juice.  I used organic.
  • 4 small basil cubes (frozen section of TJ’s)
  • lots of ground red pepper (1tsp.)
  • few sprinkles of Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb. of shrimp (I buy them raw then I boil them until they are cooked, then I peel them)
  1. Mince garlic and start it cooking in a pan with a little cooking spray.
  2. Add tomato paste and diced tomatoes.
  3. Stir tomatoes together and add basil, red pepper, and seasonings.
  4. In a separate pan, cook the cooked shrimp with garlic seasoning until shrimp are firm and seasoned.
  5. Then add shrimp to the red sauce.
  6. Simmer until sauce cooks down and flavors mix.
  7. Serve over pasta!

I used Barilla pasta plus but any pasta will work.

My plate also included some more roasted veggies and broccoli that I mixed all together to make a big mess!  Leftovers should be good for tomorrow too!  This recipe was inspired by the Cooking Light Shrimp Fra Diavolo recipe from this month.

I have some great product reviews coming as well a fun contest!


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4 Responses to “Spicy Shrimp Pasta”

  1. Liz Says:

    This sounds delicious- I just saw a post on another blog for the Shrimp Fra Diavolo so now I’m really craving shrimp and pasta!!

    Have you ever tried the Trader Joe’s “starter sauce”? It’s near the jars of tomato sauce, and it comes in a paper carton. It is sort of a mix between crushed tomatoes and diced tomatoes, in my opinion. It might be a good alternative if your husband doesn’t really like diced tomatoes.

  2. CaSaundra Says:

    Congrats on the new website! I love shrimp, but unfortunately the Mr. and my family are all allergic to it or don’t like it. Looks like this could be a meal for me!

  3. Heather (Where's the Beach) Says:

    I love spicy spaghetti sauces. I actually like them chunky too. The one I make (family recipe) definitely has a kick to it. I hand crush whole tomatoes for a thick sauce. This sounds great and I could easily sub another vegetarian protein option.

  4. pamela Says:

    Looks great! Good for you on dragging yourself outta bed to the gym. I exercise in the morning, too. But I want to get up earlier, so I can do it while the kids are still sleeping. I have yet to accomplish that! Have a good one!

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