Cherry Tomato Shrimp Linguine for Two

 Yay!!! I’m officially done with high school, I graduated on the fabulous day of June 6th!  After the graduation ceremony, my parents had a huge graduation party for me! I was surrounded by so many wonderful people and I couldn’t help, but thank the Lord for all the wonderful friends and family He has surrounded me with. As a family, we have truly been blessed with many Godly friendships and it is something I will always cherish. With all these wonderful people coming over, we prepared tons of food and I mean TONS! My sweet mom worked so hard and almost everything was homemade. All the food was so good and we were left with a nice amount of leftovers. We had a lot of linguine leftover from our Asian Noodle Salad (which I’m going to post soon) and we had bags of cherry tomatoes from a pasta salad we made. Not wanting to waste anything, we made this amazing pasta and boy was it good! My mom and I LOVED it. We successfully got rid of some leftovers and found an excellent new recipe from The Noshery. A successful day I’d say :) This is a very simple, no fail recipe, that is quick and easy. 

 

Cherry Tomato Shrimp Linguine

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz dry linguine or 2 cups cooked
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 10 oz cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 large deveined and peeled shrimp
  • fresh basil or green onion
  • lemon zest

Directions:

  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta until al dente.
  • While the pasta cooks heat a skillet with 3 tbs of olive oil at medium high heat. When the oil is nice and hot add 10 oz of cherry tomatoes and stand back. If you have a spatter screen you may want to use it. Fry the tomatoes until they start to pop. Add salt, pepper, garlic, balsamic vinegar and red onions to the skillet. Stir the until onions are tender and tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp is pink and begins to curl. Add cooked linguine and toss until evenly coated.
  • If you have fresh basil tear it and add to the pasta and toss. Chopped green onions also work as a substitute.

 

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