Spaghetti with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

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  • ¾

    pound thin spaghetti

  • ¼

    cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6

    garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 2

    dried red chiles, crumbled

  • 1

    pound cherry tomatoes, chopped

  • Salt

  • 1

    pound frozen deveined medium shrimp—thawed, shelled and halved lengthwise

  • ¼

    cup shredded basil leaves


Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Warm the oil in a saucepan. Add the garlic and chiles and cook over moderate heat until golden. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and cook for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp and basil and cook for 2 minutes. Barely drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the sauce, toss and serve.


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