Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ¼

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon lemon juice

  • teaspoons paprika

  • teaspoons ground cumin

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

  • ¾

    cup canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree

  • cup chopped cilantro or parsley

  • ¾

    pound penne rigate

  • 1

    pound medium shrimp, shelled

Directions

In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the olive oil and the lemon juice with the paprika, cumin, ginger, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the cilantro. Advertisement In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne rigate until almost done, about 12 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until it and the pasta are just done, about 1 minute longer. Drain. Toss with the tomato sauce. NOTES Variations • Penne with Mozzarella and Spicy Tomato Sauce: Use 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes, in place of the shrimp. Toss the cheese in at the end. • Penne with Sausage and Spicy Tomato Sauce: Use grilled sausage cut into bite-size pieces in place of the shrimp. Toss the sausage into the pasta with the tomato sauce. • Penne with Grilled Vegetables and Spicy Tomato Sauce: In place of the shrimp, use grilled or sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, or green beans, cut into bite-size pieces. Toss the vegetables into the pasta with the sauce. SUGGESTED PAIRING With its competing spices, strong-flavored cilantro, and acidic tomatoes, this pasta dish calls for a simple Italian white—a Pinot Grigio, for example.


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