Pomì Organic Chopped Tomatoes 1 Box
This simple recipe is a must during Italian Summers, or for that matter any time you find yourself exploring the coastline.
To be paired with a glass, or two (or more), of chilled dry white wine, a dish of spaghetti and shrimps will always put family and friends in a good mood.
If you cannot source fresh/uncooked shrimps you can probably find frozen ones at your local grocery store.
Thaw them under cold water and cook them exactly the same way you would with the fresh ones.
If you were to pair menu items with a delicious pasta like this I would suggest an appetizer of “Prosciutto e Melone” and a “Sorbetto al Limone” for dessert.
In a large non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté half of the garlic until golden.
Add the shrimps, season lightly with salt and pepper and toss around, on a high flame, for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine to the pan and cook until reduced by a third, another couple of minutes. Remove from heat and set aside in a bowl to cool off.
Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel, add the remaining olive oil and garlic and sauté until lightly golden and crisp, add the pepper flakes and then add the tomatoes.
Stir well and season to taste with salt and pepper, bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Use the back of a wooden spoon to brake down some of the tomato chunks, as it will help you achieve a more rustic texture.
Meanwhile bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
As the sauce is finishing to cook, stir the pasta into the boiling water and mix well to prevent it from sticking. Always check the pasta box for cooking time, and as a general rule always cook the pasta 1 or 2 minutes less than indicated on the box. Since it will be mixed into the saucepan to finish, this is the best way to make sure your spaghetti is served al dente.
Right before straining the pasta, add the shrimps to the tomato sauce, adjust salt and pepper if necessary and mix well.
Strain the pasta, add to the sauce and on a medium flame finish cooking it while evenly covering it in sauce.
Serve garnished with a generous pinch of chopped parsley (or basil) and a drizzle of olive oil. It goes without saying that you can always adjust the heat with some extra pepper flakes!
Prep Time: 5 min - Cook Time: 25-30 min