Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp

27 Feb

Raise your hand if you feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything accomplished! Between the crazy, nearly opposite schedules of the hubs and myself, sitting down to dinner together is a daily moment I cherish. I don’t want to spend the entire night creating some fancy meal where we feel rushed to finish it because its near ‘bedtime.’ So as I lurk on Pinterest on Sunday nights while the hubs is away playing on the radio airwaves (cheap plug: check out Jelli – now!), I search for healthy, yet quick-cooking recipes to try.

My latest find is one I was super stoked to try: angel hair pasta with shrimp. What’s not to love?! It is extremely simple (and relatively inexpensive) to make.

Shrimp Pasta Ingredients

The ingredient list:

15 stalks thin fresh asparagus (since asparagus isn’t in season, I substituted fresh spinach, 1-2 cups depending on how much you like spinach)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded & chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces peeled & cooked shrimp
1 Tablespoon butter
9 ounces refrigerated fresh angel hair pasta, cooked & drained
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, for topping (I didn’t have Parmesan cheese on hand, so I used shredded mozzarella)

Directions:

  • Heat the olive oil, adding in the garlic cloves and pepper; cook for a few minutes to release the garlic’s aroma. In the meantime, cook the angel hair pasta as directed on the box (usually 6 minutes).
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook for another few minutes.
  • Add the wine, salt and spinach to the pan, stirring the mixture for a few minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and cook the mixture for an additional 5(ish) minutes.
  • Add the butter, pasta and basil, stirring until everything has mixed together evenly.
  • Divvy up serving portions to the individual’s preference and add mozzarella cheese on top, which will melt from the warm pasta.

Angel Hair Pasta w/ Shrimp

Bonus: since  you only use 1/2 cup of wine, the rest of the bottle can be served with dinner! Add some candlelight and you have yourself a romantic Tuesday night dinner. Or just do what we do: sit in sweats and enjoy each other’s company in non-dark, non-creepy light (and watch Wild games).

Source: Recipe Girl

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