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Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

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Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

Method

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

  • Step 2

    Add squid ink pasta to boiling salted water and cook until pasta is al dente. Take pasta out of water and reserve pasta water. If your pasta is ready well before you get your pasta sauce ready, drizzle pasta with olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add your shrimp and season with garlic powder, paprika, pinch of salt and dried parsley.

  • Step 4

    Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add your seasoned shrimp and pan sear on both sides until just cooked. Be really careful not to overcook shrimp. Take out of pan and set aside.

  • Step 5

    In the same frying pan you cooked shrimp, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and add cherry tomatoes. Cook on high until they start to blister and have darks spot (about 1-2 minutes). Remove tomatoes from pan and set aside. Lower heat and add minced garlic, stir occasionally until lightly browned and fragrant (about 1-2 minutes). Add white wine, red pepper flakes and butter.

  • Step 6

    To the pan with garlic, white wine and butter, add squid ink pasta, 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, lemon zest and juice, shrimp and tomatoes. Toss to make sure everything is evenly coated and mixed together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 7

    Garnish with basil and serve.

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Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

Easy

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

Nadia Boachie
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Nadia Boachie

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

Yields:

Serves 4

Prep Time:

0 hours 10 mins

Cook Time:

0 hours 25 mins

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Ingredients

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp

  • 12 ounces squid ink pasta

  • 1 pound shrimp (peeled, tail left on and deveined)

  • 10 ounces cherry tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/3 cup white wine

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Zest of one lemon and juice

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • Fresh basil, to garnish

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper

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Method

Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp 7 Steps

  • Step 1

    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.

  • Step 2

    Add squid ink pasta to boiling salted water and cook until pasta is al dente. Take pasta out of water and reserve pasta water. If your pasta is ready well before you get your pasta sauce ready, drizzle pasta with olive oil to prevent it from sticking together.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add your shrimp and season with garlic powder, paprika, pinch of salt and dried parsley.

  • Step 4

    Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add your seasoned shrimp and pan sear on both sides until just cooked. Be really careful not to overcook shrimp. Take out of pan and set aside.

  • Step 5

    In the same frying pan you cooked shrimp, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil and add cherry tomatoes. Cook on high until they start to blister and have darks spot (about 1-2 minutes). Remove tomatoes from pan and set aside. Lower heat and add minced garlic, stir occasionally until lightly browned and fragrant (about 1-2 minutes). Add white wine, red pepper flakes and butter.

  • Step 6

    To the pan with garlic, white wine and butter, add squid ink pasta, 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, lemon zest and juice, shrimp and tomatoes. Toss to make sure everything is evenly coated and mixed together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Step 7

    Garnish with basil and serve.

Tags:

Toronto Recipe

Pasta Recipe

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Squid Ink Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes and Shrimp