Friday, March 19, 2010

Easy Shrimp Pasta

Here's any easy pasta dish that is tasty and doesn't require many ingredients. I kinda came up with this out of nowhere, I just went with what ingredients were available in my kitchen and came up with this yummy dish that everyone enjoyed.

1/2 a bag of frozen uncooked shrimp (should be near the seafood section)
Cajun Spice Mixture (I make my own but you can use store bought)
olive oil
1 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 jar store bought vodka pasta sauce
8oz can tomato sauce
a shake of dried basil
a shake of dried thyme
1/2 box penne pasta

Cook pasta as instructed on box.
Place shrimp in strainer and run cold water over them (peel & deveine if needed). Pat dry shrimp and place in small bowl, season heavily with spice mixture.
Heat olive oil in medium skillet, add half the garlic, saute until fragrant over medium-high heat. Add in shrimp, cook until slightly pink (shrimp cooks fast, and you don't want to over cook it). Remove shrimp and set aside. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in pasta sauce, tomato sauce, basil, thyme, and the rest of the garlic. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, then add in shrimp.
By now your pasta should be done, drain pasta and add to skillet. Mix sauce and pasta together. Take a sample bite to test your spices, add more Cajun mix if you want. When your ready to serve top with shredded Italian cheese mixture or shredded Parmesan.




(Sorry about the bad picture quality my digital camera has decided it wants to remain stuck open- I have the worst luck with camera's, so this is a from my phone)





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