Macaroni with Shrimps and Cherry Tomatoes


I finally managed to publish a new post! I know, it took me a while to publish a new recipe but life happens outside the blogosphere, and sometimes time is a really hard master.

Thus saying, I’m going to dedicate this post to a nice pasta dish I experimented a couple of years ago while I was on vacation by the sea. Of course, if you happen to chose a seaside place for your holiday, you’ll notice that everything deals with fish and seafood. How could it be otherwise? This pasta dish is extremely quick and easy (you can use precooked shrimps) and also very fresh. Yes, actually it’s a rather summer dish, at least in this hemisphere, but you can serve it all year round.

Ingredients

320-400 g macaroni
500 g cherry tomatoes
250 g shrimps, precooked and shelled
2 tbsps extravergine olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 tuft of parsley, chopped
1/2 glass of white wine
salt to taste

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

Serves 4

Wash the tomatoes and cut them into wedges. Cut the shrimps into small pieces if they are too big.

In a large frying pan heat the oil and cook the garlic clove till it’s slightly golden, then remove it. Toss in the shrimps and parsely and cook them for 5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook for about 5 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook for 5-10 minutes more till the liquid is reduced. Season with salt if necessary.

In the meantime, you have brought a good quantity of water to the boil in a large saucepan. When water boils, add a pinch of coarse salt (according to taste) and pasta. Let it cook till al dente (or according to instructions). Drain it and stir it into the frying pan together with the shrimp and tomato sauce. Sauté for about 1 minute, then serve.

Maccheroni con Pomodorini e Gamberetti

Finalmente sono riuscita a pubblicare un nuovo post! Lo so, mi ci è voluto un po’ per pubblicare una nuova ricetta, ma la vita va avanti fuori dalla blogosfera e, a volte, il tempo è davvero tiranno.

Detto ciò, ho deciso di dedicare questo post a un bel piatto di pasta che ho sperimentato un paio di anni fa quando ero in vacanza al mare. Ovviamente, se capitate al mare, vi renderete conto che tutto ruota intorno al pesce e ai prodotti di mare. E come potrebbe essere altrimenti? Questo piatto è estremamente facile e veloce (potete usare i gamberetti precotti) e fresco. Beh, in effetti, è quasi un piatto estivo, almeno in questo emisfero, ma lo si può servire tutto l’anno.

Ingredienti

320-400 g maccheroni
500 g pomodorini ciliegia
250 g gamberetti, precotti e sgusciati
2 cucchiai di olio extravergine di oliva
1 spicchio d’aglio
1 ciuffo di prezzemolo tritato
1/2 mezzo bicchiere di vino bianco
sale q.b.

Tempo di preparazione: 10 minuti
Tempo di cottura: 20-30 minuti

Per 4 persone

Lavare i pomodorini e tagliarli a spicchi. Tagliare a pezzetti i gamberetti se sono troppo grandi.

In una padella far scaldare l’olio e soffriggere l’aglio fino a che non diventa leggermente dorato. Togliere l’aglio. Aggiungere i gamberetti e cuocerli per 5 minuti.

Aggiungere i pomodori e cuocere per 5 minuti. Versare il vino e cuocere èer altri 5-10 minuti fino a che il liquido non si è ritirato. Salare se necessario.

Nel frattempo, avrete messo a bollire l’acqua per la pasta. Quando l’acqua bolle, salare con il sale grosso e versare la pasta. Cuocere al dente (o secondo il gusto), scolare e versare nella padella con i pomodorini e i gamberetti. Far saltare per circa un minuto e servire.


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8 comments
  1. Mmm…how wonderful! I love the simplicity of this dish! Sometimes that’s the best, isn’t it? :-p

    And where were you at sea?! Were you sailing? I’m confused. :-p

    • Rita said:

      I was in Marina di Pietrasanta, Tuscany, Italy. Well, maybe I wasn’t at sea, but by the sea. Surely I wasn’t sailing (I wish I was, though…). I think I have some trouble with this expression. How would you say? At sea, by the sea… mmm, I’m confused. I need a grammar lesson… ;)

  2. Cindy said:

    A really super meal for a busy weeknight, thanks!

  3. Wow pasta and shrimps are one of the best combinations ever. Simple yet this recipe rocks!

  4. Rita said:

    @ Cindy, Mandy and Raymond: sorry guys, I hadn’t showed up for a while! I’ll have a look at your amazing posts asap! :)
    P.S. Thanks for your compliments!! ;)

  5. This looks so decadent. I bet it tastes amazing!

  6. MMMMM I want to make this. I love pasta with shrimp! Thanks for sharing this, Rita.

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