Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn

Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn
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Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn

Molly Aronica

Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn

This vibrant, springtime dish is a great weeknight dish because it comes together in just 30 minutes. Make sure to use very fresh rock shrimp and rinse then pat them dry before sautéing.

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3
Servings
561
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ears fresh corn, kernels cut off from the cobs
  • small shallot, finely diced
  • 1/4  Cup  basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Pound  spaghetti
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1  Pound  rock shrimp, rinsed and patted dry

Directions

Toss together the first six ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside. 

Meanwhile, boil a pot of water for the spaghetti; once the water boils add the pasta and cook according to package instrcutions.

Meanwhile, set a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. After a minute, add the butter to the pan and let it melt. Once the butter is melted add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes, then add the salt and red pepper flakes and sauté for 1 more minute. Add the shrimp and cook until just opaque, about 7 minutes. 

Toss together the tomato and corn mixture with the shrimp and pasta, and serve immediately. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
31µg
34%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
75mg
23%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
159mg
23%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
50mg
3%
Water
193g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.