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Cheery Tomato Pasta with Shrimp

This tomato pasta recipe is the perfect way to use the abudance of cheery tomato during summer. This pasta is refreshing and light. No cheese or cream yet so delicious cherry tomato pasta.
Course Main Course, noodles pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 422kcal
Author Subhasmita

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Shrimp cleaned
  • 250 gram Spaghetti
  • 400 grams Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes (adjust as per taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • chopped Italian Basil
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per package instruction. Drain and toss in a dash of olive oil. Keep aside. While draining reserve 1.5 cups of pasta cooking water.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy cast-iron skillet. Add drained shrimp. Season it with salt and pepper.
  • Cook shrimp undisturbed for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and keep aside.
  • To the same pan heat the remaining oil. Add cherry tomatoes. Toss in medium-high heat.
  • Once the tomatoes are half cooked and small blisters appear on them, smash few tomatoes with the back of a spatula.
  • Add minced garlic, oregano, chilli flakes. Saute for a minute to get rid of the raw smell of garlic.
  • Add 1 cup of reserved pasta cooking water. Scrap the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes, until it has a slightly thick sauce-like consistency.
  • Check the seasoning and add more salt if required. (ref note 1).
  • Add cooked shrimp, cooked pasta, and chopped basil.
  • Toss everything well. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes, for the sauce to thicken and coat the pasta well.
  • If it looks dry, then add the remaining ½ cup of pasta water.
  • Serve with more basil leaves on top.

Notes

  1. Seasonal ripe cherry tomatoes are slightly sweet. But if the sauce tastes tart, add a pinch of sugar to balance the tartness. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 3mg