Wednesday, July 24, 2013

linguine with shrimp.

I had some tomatoes languishing in the vegetable drawer and a bag of frozen cooked shrimp that was bought on sale and after scouring the internet for some inspiration, I managed to turn this into a fabulous dish.

As always, start with boiling the linguine and defrosting the shrimp. I usually just hold it under running hot water for several minutes.

Heat pan. Drizzle some olive oil, a tiny sliver of butter and sautee some minced garlic till it gets brown and burnt. Throw in some diced tomatoes and let it release those goodly juices. Add in some marsala wine and some capers (I had both of those on hand - it added some complexity to the flavor but if you're in a pinch I am sure you could do without those). Add in the cooked pasta and the shrimp. Season with salt, freshly ground pepper, and red pepper flakes. Let the pasta soak in the sauce. Garnish with fresh or dried parsley.

SO EASY AND SO FUCKING DELICIOUS. I am calling this a total win.