Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn

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Pasta with Rock Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Corn
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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Ready in
30 m
3
Servings
866
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1/2 pound

Ingredients

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels cut off from the cobs
  • 1 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
  • 1 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
73%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Cholesterol
211mg
70%
Protein
34g
69%
Carbs
78g
26%
Vitamin A
213µg
24%
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
28.8%
Vitamin C
23mg
38%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
8mg
41%
Vitamin K
41µg
51%
Calcium
124mg
12%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
95µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
95µg
24%
Iron
2mg
14%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
29g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
30%
Phosphorus
614mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
863mg
25%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.2%
Sodium
1101mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.3%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
21%

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