Friday, May 8, 2009

Spaghetti with Tomato, Basil and Shrimp

This is a very quick but delightful lunch or supper. It is so simple to make but you will be surprised by how great it tastes.

1 glug olive oil
2 clove garlic finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes chopped
18 shrimp, peeled
1 handful basil coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese grated
Salt and ground black pepper

Put enough spaghetti for three or four people on to boil. When it has softened enough so that it is no longer standing up turn the heat on under a saucepan and when it is hot, add a splash of olive oil and two cloves of garlic finely chopped. Stir for a minute or so, don’t let it brown, then add the tomatoes. Once the tomatoes soften, add the shrimp and stir. Once one side of the shrimp is cooked add the basil and turn the shrimp.
Add about ½ a cup or so of the water the pasta is cooking in to the pan. Stir. Grate in about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese into the mixture, stir and add salt and pepper to taste.
As soon as the pasta is ready, drain and evenly distribute it into equal portions. Spoon the shrimp tomato mixture over the spaghetti. Sprinkle a bit more pepper over the top.
Serve with a green salad.