God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato

While I am mulling over my next intended blog piece which will be controversial, I think, I decided to post this recipe as we like it a lot and it is super easy. If you are like me, "easy" is a magnet and when combined with really good, you have  a winner.  This is truly a one and only one pot pasta meal.

Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

¼ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1½ teaspoons paprika
1½ teaspoon ground cumin (I used less)
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
¾ cup canned crushed tomatoes in puree (I used diced and smashed them)
 1/3 cup cilantro or parsley chopped
¾  lb penne rigate
1 lb medium shelled shrimp
  1. In a bowl whisk together everything but pasta and shrimp and cilantro.
  2. Cook penne until almost done. Add shrimp and cook about a minute longer or until shrimp is done (don't over cook)
  3. Drain and toss with the sauce (which is not heated.) Sprinkle in cilantro
Yummy good and very pretty but.....I forgot to take a picture yesterday--as always. This one is by Thorsten on Recipezaar.

The recipe suggests variations:
  1. Use mozzarella in place of shrimp. Toss cheese in at the end.
  2. Use grille sausage cut into bite size and toss with sauce.
  3. Use grilled or sautéed vegetables in place of shrimp.
I've prepared this several times now and we are always happy, happy with it.

From: Recipezaar


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying this! Will make for a quick dinner during those busy nights leading up to Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Keith said...

Looking forward to the controversial post!! Election antics and results??

Jane said...

Melissa, both...but so far can't focus enough to start it. It's the starting that's hard. I think it's because I'm so discouraged right now that avoidance becomes a great escape.

Anna Savino said...

love love love this.. and the photo is beautiful... i love the simple layout of your blog!

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