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Shrimp, Tomato | Basil Pasta Recipe

Shrimp, Tomato | Basil Pasta Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Easy Recipes, Pasta, Seafood
Servings 4
Calories 540 kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb Medium shrimp (peeled and deveined medium)
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground pepper
  • 6 tsp Olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 pint Cherry or grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/2 lb Linguine
  • 1 1/2 cups Basil leaves (lightly packed fresh , torn into small pieces, plus extra leaves for garnish)


  • #I originally received this recipe from my sister in Charleston – you know how we southern girls just love our shrimp! It smells so good while it’s cooking, you can hardly stand it! Serve with crusty bread. The summery flavors of tomatoes and fresh basil pair perfectly with sauteed shrimp in this light pasta dish.# Season shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 4 tsp oil over high. Add shrimp; cook until opaque throughout, turning occasionally. 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside. #Make sauce# To the same skillet, add remaining 2 tsp oil and garlic; cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add canned tomatoes and theit juice, along with 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have softened and are saucy, about 15 minutes. Remove sauce from heat; stir in cherry tomatoes.
  • Shrimp Pasta Recipe
    Shrimp Pasta Recipe
    Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instruction. Drain; return pasta to pot. Add tomato sauce, shrimp, and basil; season with salt and pepper, and toss. Serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves.
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