Angel hair pasta with shrimp and basil

~Hi Friends~
Today I wanted to share a delicious recipe that I have been making for years. I wish I could be thinking of warm soups, hot apple cider and pumpkin pie but the weather here is still hot. This is one of my go to dishes when I feel like serving something yummy but I just don’t have much time, it is quick and easy!


Enough olive oil to cover the saucepan about 2 tbs.

1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta

2 teaspoon chopped garlic

1 pound large shrimp – peeled and deveined

2 (28 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes drained

 1/2 cup dry white wine

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (dried is ok)

 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (dried is ok)

 Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cayenne pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Place pasta in a colander, and give it a quick rinse with cold water.

Heat Olive oil and Cook garlic, stirring constantly, until the garlic is tender, about 1 minute.

Stir tomatoes, wine, parsley, cayenne and basil into the skillet. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half it will take 10-20 minutes. I like to keep it on longer for added flavor.

Add the shrimp to the sauce about the last 5 minutes until shrimp is done. Serve over the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and a little extra fresh basil!


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  1. I love doing pasta when I’m rushed for dinner.. I do it a butter/garlic sauce with shrimp, capers and basil.. Quick and so yummy

  2. This looks yummy! We love shrimp and still have some fresh basil in our garden. Simple and healthy, too. Thanks for sharing your recipe Kristin.

  3. Sounds delicious, especially with a glass of chardonney and some warm baguette bread. I’ve made a similar pasta dish using chicken and fresh vegetables from the farmer’s market. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I was inspired the pictures you posted of your kitchen project and I’m “almost” done doing something very similar. Have a great day.

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