Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shrimp Pasta

My husband and I LOVE this recipe! I actually found the idea in his P90X diet cookbook, but tweaked it a little. I love the freshness and aroma that the lemon adds to this dish! It is delicious and still healthy! It is also a pretty simple recipe since it only has 9 ingredients. It makes a great lunch or dinner! We both love a lot of garlic, so if you're not a big fan, feel free to reduce the amount you put in your recipe. :) 

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 large tomato, diced (I like to de-seed mine too)
2 tbsp low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
About 1/2 pound shrimp
Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
2 tbsp basil leaves, chopped
4 ounces whole wheat pasta
Pepper to taste 

Heat oil in pan and add garlic. Saute for several minutes until lightly browned. Add chicken broth and tomatoes. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Cook pasta per package directions. Drain. Add shrimp to pan and cook for several more minutes, or until shrimp are opaque. Add lemon zest and juice, pepper, and basil. Toss shrimp mixture with cooked pasta. Enjoy!


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