Saturday, October 4, 2008

Basil & Shrimp Pasta

I got this recipe from a McCormick recipe card and we really enjoyed it!!!

-8 oz. pasta, such as penne
-2 Tbsp. Butter
-1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (*I used 1/2 lb and it was perfect)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
-3/4 c. heavy cream
-1 Tbsp. Basil leaves
-1/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese
-1/4 tsp. black pepper

1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat. Add shrimp and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.
2. Add cream and basil to skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring gently. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Add shrimp, cheese and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute or until heated through.
3. Transfer drained pasta to warmed serving bowl. Add shrimp mixture; toss lightly. Serve with additional cheese.

*It doesn't look like a lot of sauce but it is pretty rich and you only need a little bit!
This recipe would be great with broccoli added or even chicken substituted for shrimp
If you want to visit the recipe on McCormick's site to read reviews and nutrition info, click below:

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