Thursday, March 24, 2011

Shrimp Pasta in Foil Packet

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½ cups Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
3 whole 14.5 Ounce Cans Diced (or Whole) Tomatoes
½ cups White Wine
2 pounds Jumbo Or Large Shrimp, Peeled And Deveined
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Fresh Parsley, Minced
1 pound Linguine, Uncooked
Red Pepper Flakes, to taste


Cook pasta for 1/2 the recommended cooking time. Pasta should still be very firm.

In a large skillet or pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a minute. Dump in the tomatoes and wine. Stir the mixture together, season with salt and pepper, and allow to cook for ten minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a large parcel of heavy duty aluminum foil. It should be large enough to hold the entire pasta dish.

Throw the shrimp on the top of the pasta sauce. Throw the drained pasta over the top, then pour the whole dish onto the foil. Tightly wrap the foil into a parcel.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and keep warm until serving.

Open the foil parcel right before serving. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil over the top. Squeeze on lemon juice, if desired.

Notes & Tips:
This is the second time I've made this pasta. It's so yummy and easy. I didn't use even close to the 1/2 cup of oil it calls for. I know your supposed to, so it coats the pasta, but seriously I can't bring myself to use even a 1/4 cup of oil. So I just coat the pan so that the garlic doesn't burn, maybe 2 or 3 Tbsp. And I still think it tastes great. You can also half this recipe and it turns out just as great, that's what we did since there's only 2 of us.

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