This easy shrimp fettuccine dish is an appealing, affordable option for entertaining. Add more or less red pepper depending on how much heat you prefer.
8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 5)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 4 ingredients (through salt); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated.
Place 1 1/2 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Serve immediately.
We used dried basil in this dish to cut costs, but you can substitute 2 tablespoons fresh basil, if desired. Frozen or previously frozen shrimp is often on sale at supermarkets. Total cost: $8.30/Cost per serving: $2.08. (The cost is based on the amount of products used in the recipe.)
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This was a good way to make something special during the "winter blahs", but wasn't too expensive nor difficult to make. I also used canned tomatoes (diced petit cut) because of the lack of good tasting fresh tomatoes during the winter, but only used some of the liquid in the can. Added a salad & homemade bread for one great tasting meal.
This was a fantastic and easy meal. The sour cream was delicious, and it really made the flavors come together. This recipe is just spicy enough, even children will like it. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh. Leftovers were great the next day. Served with a salad and French bread, this was a perfect meal for company. They'll never know how easy it was to make!
WOW...my husband is a gourmet chef and declared this recipe to be restaurant quality, and the entire family heartily agreed! Flavors are outstanding and the recipe goes together quickly and easily. Definitely a keeper for the family and when entertaining. Might even be good if you thickened up the sauce a little and served it with toasted baguette slices as an appetizer!
Really delicious! Very quick and easy to put together. The sour cream and tomato paste together was wonderful. Just enough creaminess without being overwhelming. Even my daughter who doesn't like tomatoes loved this dish. I will definitely make this again.