Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Linguine with Shrimp, Tuscan Style

My family loves pasta. Michaela Byrd likes it plain, and could eat a plate full of it if I'd let her. One of our favorite summer pasta dishes is Linguine with Shrimp. T loves shrimp, but I know seafood is not everyone's favorite. I've made this dish and substituted chicken for the shrimp...also delicious. 

Funny, sometimes the best recipes are ones you just run across randomly. I picked this one up on one of those grocery store index cards years ago, and it's now one of our favorites!

Linguine with Shrimp, Tuscan Style
adapted from Giant Food

Ingredients:
1 pound cooked shrimp (Jumbo or other size)
1/2 pound dried linguine
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, Italian-style
1 fresh lemon

Notes: I sometimes substitute 2 or 3 chicken breasts, chopped. If I don't have fresh garlic, a dash of minced garlic from the fridge is fine. I usually add some of my own pepper, oregano, thyme, basil, and even a dash of rosemary and a bit of kosher salt.

Instructions:

1. If you use frozen shrimp, defrost them by running them under cold running water for 3 to 5 minutes and the cut off the tails. Pat dry.
2. Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil on low in a large skillet and cook garlic for 1 minute (do not brown). 
3. Add your shrimp (or chicken) to the skillet and cook with the garlic on medium.
4. Add the can of diced tomatoes, along with your seasonings. 
5. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well.
6. Toss the pasta with the shrimp or chicken mixture. 
7. Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve with a fresh salad and some bread.

Enjoy! I made this dish last year for our family beach trip, and everyone loved it:

What's your favorite pasta dish?

10 comments:

Paula said...

This sounds great and would be an easy dish to make after a long day of work.

Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

Oh no! It's 8:43 in the morning and I NEED this dish now! Nommity nom...

Kelli W said...

Yummo! We love pasta too. Our favorite is just plain old spaghetti with meat sauce, but I like making {frozen} ravioli sometimes too!

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I love pasta... and shrimp. This looks really good!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks so yummy. Now I just need someone to come make it for me. Any takers?

Simply LKJ said...

Yum! And, a great dish with kids...if they don't like the shrimp, they get the noodles, plain jane.

Paloma said...

oh my! That looks amazing! I am so hungry!

Kelley @ Miss Information said...

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Katie said...

This looks delicious! I love making pasta with shrimp in it!

Maria said...

This looks delish! I wanted to let you know that this recipe has been featured on Krafty Cards etc’s Recipe Round-up #3 ~ Italian Style. You can view the full post here: http://kraftycardsetc.blogspot.com/2013/06/recipe-round-up-3-italian-style.html.
Have a great week!
Maria

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