Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Garlic and Tomatoes Sauce

Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Garlic and Tomatoes Sauce

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 – 30 minutes

Total time: 35 – 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • ½ – 1 tsp flakes of red pepper (adjust on how spicy you prefer it)
  • 1 pound peeled raw shrimp; deveined
  • 1 ½ cups halved cherry tomatoes; can be substituted with grapes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3-4 peppercorns
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 8 ounces linguine; substitution is either capellini or spaghetti
  • 5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • Parmesan Cheese; for serving
  • Parsley sprigs; for garnishing

Cooking Instructions:

  1. First you need to make the shrimp stock. Prepare a stockpot then put water, parsley, peppercorns, shrimp peels, 2 cloves garlic and salt in it. Bring to boil. Lower the heat when boiled enough and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and reserve 1 cup stock.
  2. For the pasta, first you need to boil a large pan of water. Sprinkle salt slightly and put the pasta inside the hot boiled water. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  3. Prepare a sauté pan, heat it over medium heat and grease it a little with extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Slice extra garlic into thin slices. Put it along with flakes of red pepper into the pan. Stir-fry for at least 1 minute.
  5. Insert ¾ cup of shrimp stock, then simmer without turning off the stove.
  6. Add diced tomatoes (or halves cherry tomatoes if you use it) into the pan, bring it to boil.
  7. While stirring occasionally, sprinkle black pepper and salt over. Then, cover the pan and lower the heat. Cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Open the cover then continue to cook for about 5 minutes.
  9. Add the shrimp and cook for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
  10. Final step, add the pasta and toss. Season with personal taste ingredients, and serve it over.