Shrimp with Basil and Fresh Tomatoes
Source of Recipe
12 ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped, plum or common tomatoes
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1 tablespoon drained capers (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces spaghetti or other pasta, cooked and drained
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves (optional)
1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Set aside.
2. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onion and garlic in hot oil for 2 minutes or until onions are crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from the wok.
3. Add shrimp to the hot wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque.
4. Return onion mixture to the wok. Add tomatoes, basil, capers (if desired), salt, and pepper. Stir all ingredients together. Cook and stir for 1 minute more or until heated through. Serve immediately over hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 391, total fat: 8g, saturated fat: 2g, cholesterol: 136mg, sodium: 545mg, carbohydrate: 55g, protein: 26g