Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Basil

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
Chef Tony Hamati
Tomato sauce, basil, garlic, and wine deliver the flavors of Italy to this quick pasta dish.


  • 1 lb extra jumbo (U/12) shrimp
  • 1 8 oz package angel hair pasta
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 28 oz cans Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbs chopped fresh basil
  • 3 Tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add 1 tablespoon oil. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Place pasta in a colander and give it a quick rinse with cold water.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring constantly, until the garlic is tender, about 1 minute. Do not let the garlic burn. Add shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside. Stir tomatoes, wine, parsley and basil into the skillet.
  • Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, 8 to 12 minutes. Add shrimp and continue cooking until the shrimp are heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve the shrimp mixture over the pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 448
  Calories from Fat 37 (8%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(59%)Cholesterol 176mg
(43%)Sodium 1020mg
(10%)Potassium 363mg
Total Carbohydrate 63g
(32%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 13g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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