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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Leigh Ann Ross

Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine

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.

Cooking Light OCTOBER 2007

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Note:

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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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 414
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Fat: 8.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 34.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.4g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 180mg
  • Iron: 5.1mg
  • Sodium: 494mg
  • Calcium: 153mg
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