I kid you not…I made this in the middle of the night, photos and all. I hadn’t had much of a dinner, and I started getting really hungry while watching TV late at night. Thank goodness for TIVO. After searching for snacks to munch on, I saw all these ingredients and saw a post opportunity. This is a healthier version of many similar recipes. In other words, no butter. It was bad enough I was eating carbs in the middle of the night.
Lemon, Basil, and Shrimp Pasta
- pasta (penne, angel hair, fusilli, farfalle, shells, linguine, whatever you got)
- raw shrimp (thawed or frozen)
- lemon (zest and juice)
- extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper
- grated parmesan
Cook pasta in boiling water for about 9 minutes or until al dente. For the lazy method, add shrimp for the last 30 seconds for thawed shrimp or longer for frozen. Shrimp will turn pink and opaque immediately. Drain and set aside. In the same pot (for less clean up), drizzle olive oil and cook garlic until slightly browned and fragrant. Add lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper. After heating, add pasta and shrimp back into the pot, and toss to mix thoroughly. Plate and add roughly chopped basil, capers, and grated parmesan. So simple.