Wednesday, Shrimp Pasta Night!

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Tonight's Finished Product!

Here is a simple and yummy dinner!

Shrimp Pasta

  • 3/4 – 1 lb. Raw or Cooked Frozen Shrimp, thawed in collinder
  • (I use 26/30 count) Shrimp is on sale at Giant this week (20% off – I usually buy the 2 lb. bag)
  • 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cans diced and seasoned tomatoes (get the ones with garlic, onion, etc.)
  • Bag of baby spinach
  • 1 lb. Fettucine (whole grain or whole wheat)
  • Freshly grated parmesan or romano cheese

In a large sauce pan drizzle EVOO. Add 2 cans of tomatoes. Once heated through, add the  shrimp – should be a slow simmer. If the shrimp are raw, let cook in sauce until they are no longer translucent. They should be pink in color once done. Should take about 5-7 minutes, if that. Watch closely. At the end, add about 1/2 bag of the spinach just until it wilts.

***I added 2 splashes of red wine and grated parmesan (a few shakes) to the sauce. The cheese helped thicken it a bit. Also feel free to add some crushed red pepper to give it some heat. Good for the metabolism!

In the meantime, boil your water and cook the pasta according to directions. Portion out your pasta and ladle the Shrimp marinara sauce over the pasta. Top with freshly grated cheese (your choice).

Serve with a Salad

  • Bag of Spring Mix Lettuce
  • 8-12 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cumber, sliced
  • 1/4 can of chick peas (garbanzo beans)
  • Top with some gorgonzola or crumbled blue cheese
  • For Dressing: Drizzle EVOO, white balsamic vinegar, Sea salt (just a smidge), cracked pepper and garlic powder – it’s light and refreshing!

ENJOY!!!

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About whats4dinner2nite

I love to cook but have been running out of time to prepare healthy and affordable meals for my family every night. Fast food is not an option for us and I thought with a little planning I could help other parents with the dreaded question of, "what's for dinner tonight?" My goal is to lay out a menu for the week with recipes and sales at my favorite grocery store, Giant. Happy healthy cooking to all and to all a yummy night!

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