Pasta with Shrimp

Recipe from Scott Berger, Director, Customer Marketing, Wal-Mart Team, Pfizer, Inc.


Pasta with Shrimp

Serving shrimp always adds a sense of elegance to a meal, whether it's for family or a dinner party. An added bonus is shrimp is high in protein, low in calories and is available at grocery stores and neighborhood markets.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8-ounce can Italian whole plum tomatoes
  • 1 pound cooked shelled shrimp (can substitute cooked boneless chicken breast)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 8 ounces crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 pound box linguini
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  • Boil salted water for the linguini, cooked as directed on the package.
  • Sauté chopped garlic and onion in olive oil until tender in a large frying pan 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Add cooked shrimp, sauté for 2 minutes and remove from pan. Try to keep as much garlic and onion in the pan as possible when removing the shrimp.
  • Add the entire can of tomatoes with liquid, stir in the pan.
  • Cook until it begins to boil and then reduce heat. Add shrimp, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour sauce on drained linguini and toss.
  • Add crumbled feta cheese if desired, at the table.

This recipe serves 8.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

*Without feta cheese

  • 420 calories (26% calories from fat)
  • 32 grams protein
  • 48 grams carbohydrates
  • 12 grams fat
  • 114 milligrams calcium

Note: If adding feta, total calories will increase, along with total fat and sodium. Use sparingly, or look for fat-free feta.