Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by John, Feb 16, 2006.

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    Fresh Tomato Shrimp Pasta

    Fresh tomatoes and spinach, fresh herbs, and fresh mozzarella
    combine with shrimp and fettuccine for an easy summer dinner.

    Prep Time: approx. 15 Minutes.
    Cook Time: approx. 15 Minutes.
    Ready in: approx. 30 Minutes.
    Makes 4 servings.

    8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
    3 cloves garlic
    1/2 sweet onion, cut into wedges
    3 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    4 medium tomatoes, chopped
    3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 cup spinach leaves
    1 pound cooked shrimp - peeled and deveined
    8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and
    cook for 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain. In the container of a food
    processor, combine the garlic, onion and oregano. Pulse until finely
    chopped. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the
    onion mixture; cook and stir until fragrant and almost golden. Mix in the
    tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for about 5 minutes while the
    pasta is cooking, stirring occasionally. Mix in spinach until it wilts,
    then just before the pasta is done, stir in the shrimp. Cook until heated
    through. Toss with pasta in a large serving bowl, and mix in mozzarella
    cheese.


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