Sunday, August 16, 2009

Spaghetti with Two Tomatoes and Shrimp

Here is a fast, easy and low-heat meal that is quick enough to be a weeknight meal and pretty enough to be a Sunday dinner.

The pesto can be frozen and used again with just about any pastas, meat or bread. I love this tossed with shrimp but it’s also good alone. Perfect for summer nights when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.

Recipe adapted from “La Cucina Italiana”


  • 1 C Sun-dried tomatoes, drained
  • ½ C Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Capers, rinsed, soaked and rinsed again
  • 2 C Cherry tomatoes
  • 3 Tbls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 Tbls chives, chopped
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1lb Spaghetti

Directions for Pesto

  • Puree sun-dried tomatoes, oil and capers until well combined.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and puree again until smooth.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if necessary.
  • Transfer pesto to a large serving bowl; stir in cheese and chives

Directions for Shrimp

  • Peel and devein.
  • Grill for a few minutes until pink.

Directions for Spaghetti

  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  • Drain and toss with pesto and grilled shrimp.
  • Garnish with chives and Parmigiano cheese.


Elra said...

Oh, I used to subscribe that magazine for years. Then I get bored, and stop it about 3 years ago.

Such an easy yet delicious pasta. It's so perfect for sunday lunch too.

Deseree said...

Oooh this sounds delicious! Shrimp and pasta are two of my favorite ingredients. I bet the capers add a nice saltiness to the dish. Yum!

Velva said...

Perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing.

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks awesome and so simple Rebecca

Zoe said...

This is great!

Juliana said...

Yummie! This pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and shrimps looks delicious.
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amandalouden said...

Love it...easy and good!

Claudia said...

Oh do I adore sun-dried tomato pesto. Will definitely try your recipe. I can already taste it...

Cheryl said...

Wow that looks really yummy I have been craving pasta!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful pasta recipe...I have all the ingredients and will be making this tonight!
Love your blog too, so glad I found it!

Daziano said...

I love this and I like the name two 'two tomato spaghetti'

Leslie said...

This sounds fantastic! I love capers and sundried tomatoes.

Grace said...

mmm. sun-dried tomatoes are my favorite pasta ingredient, and your use of them is HIGHLY appetizing. lovely pictures of a delicious dish!

Karine said...

This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

♥peachkins♥ said...

sundried tomatoes in pasta is the best!!! Your dish looks super delish!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I see you get inspiration from the same magazine I do! I must have missed this pasta dish. Thanks for posting it. It looks scrumptious. My post today is something I found in Cucina Italiana too.

Sweet and Savory said...

The pesto looks like it has possibilities to be used in many ways. We love pasta so I think it would be great to use it as you did but without the shrimp.

Selba said...

What a wonderful pesto! Yummy!

Shirley said...

Yum...I love pasta in any form. Also pesto.

Palidor said...

I like your idea of using two types of tomatoes. Very nice dish!

Justin said...

mmm, sundried tomatoes AND cherry tomatoes. i like the sound of this.