Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On Hiatus

A quick delicious shrimp, tomato and basil pasta recipe anyone can prepare at home.
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta

Printable Recipe Adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 pound linguine
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces, plus extra leaves for garnish (optional)
  • kosher salt and ground pepper
  • Serves 4
    • Method
    • Season shrimp with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat  2 tablespoons 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 1 remaining tablespoon oil and garlic; cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.  Add canned tomatoes and their 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.

      Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain; return pasta to pot.  Add tomato sauce, shrimp, and basil; season with salt and pepper, and toss.  Serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves, if desired

Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta
Shrimp, tomato and basil pasta

Dear all!
I've decided to take a break from blogging for a while.  Believe it or not, I haven't  been cooking much lately.  It's hugely busy time at the moment and I just feel drained.  I hope to be able to share with you the reason for my absence when I return, in the meantime, thanks for understanding.
See you soon!
Mai Pin It


Ping said...

this recipe looks so simple yet delicious. i'm going to give this a try! i tried the chicken wing recipe, but didn't have honey and used brown sugar instead. it ended up not carmelizing... duh! but i will try it again with honey and hopefully it will look just like your chicken wings.

Jin said...

well don't stay away too long :-)

AubreyOhDang! said...

aaww I'll miss your recipes! they're so wonderful. pls come back soon. I need you for inspiration. HAHAHAH.

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

I like how easy it is.

Jun said...

The pasta looks fresh and delicious! And it sounds simple to make. Thanks for sharing.

Pablo said...

Yummy, yummy! That is delicious... And the colors of the pictures are beautiful, too! Delicious and beautiful dish! =P


Priti said...

Looks delisih n so colourful

katie [the bright life] said...

Wow, this looks delicious!! What kind of camera do you have? It takes such great food photos! I'm in the market for a new one... Hope you're having a great weekend! Xo, Katie

Mai said...

Hi Katie!
I have Nikon D300 :)

choi said...

This is very nice. I like it. It looks very good. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing. Ocean Frieght

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

My gosh... your photos are so pretty and this pasta looks delicious!!! I love your style so much.

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