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Easy Spicy Shrimp Pasta - Low Fat

onions, tomato, shrimp, pasta, wine, juice, garlic

Easy Spicy Shrimp Pasta  - Low Fat -


1/2 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
8 ounces pasta, any kind
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 green onions, chopped
1 lemon, juice and zest of, about 2 Tbsp juice
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (adjust to taste) or 1 -2 jalapeno pepper, diced (adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed or 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tomato, chopped
fresh cracked pepper


Boil the pasta in salted water until it is done to your liking.
Drain well reserving about 1 cup of pasta water.
Place pasta in serving bowl or divide among two dinner bowls.
While pasta water is heating zest and juice lemon and prepare all ingredients. This recipe will go FAST!
After adding pasta to boiling water, sprinkle a small amount of olive oil in a cold nonstick skillet and smear around with your CLEAN fingers. (Massage oil left on your fingers into your hands - it will make them silky soft.).
Turn heat on to medium high and let the pan warm for a minute or two. You want the pan to just be warm when you hold your hand over the surface.
Add the shrimp, garlic, onion, lemon rind, and pepper and cook stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes. Shrimp will just start to turn opaque but not yet pink.
Add tomatoes, salt, basil, lemon juice, and white wine. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. (If using dried basil crush in hand before adding to pan to release oils. A different herb can be substituted if you prefer- just use the same quantity.).
Add in as much of the 1 cup reserved pasta water as you like- if any- to make as much sauce as you would like.
Taste sauce and adjust seasonings to your taste. If you would like a more onion or garlic flavor, add onion or garlic powder.
Spoon over drained pasta and garnish with fresh black pepper or additional pepper flakes if desired.
Other nice garnishes would be a little chopped parsley or green onion as well as a sprinkling of fresh grated parmesan.
Light the candles, top off the wine glasses and serve!

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