If you like the ingredients in the name, you'll love the dish. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese makes it complete.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

526.6 calories; 34 g protein; 46.7 g carbohydrates; 175.8 mg cholesterol; 968.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Very good! I doubled the pasta and garlic (8 oz. pasta is not enough for all the tomatoes called for, and the dish needed more flavor), and found that this dish really needed more shrimp (will use 2 lbs. next time). I didn't add oil to the pasta while boiling (simply not necessary), and I used only 1/8 cup oil in the sauce to cut down on the fat. Using fresh herbs is key! If you add the shrimp in Step 2 as written, they will be extremely overcooked. Add them to the finished sauce that is still simmering (along with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper), and they will cook in 2-3 minutes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2013
So happy to be an experienced pasta a sauce cook and to also have read other reviews. My 3 stars is based on personal cooking knowledge of how this recipe and ingredients would have turned out had I followed directions. Hope my review is helpful for others because this recipe is not hopeless. 1: One can of tomatoes is more than enough. 2: For those who want more 'flavor' try using Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes instead of Italian. 3: Saute the garlic (I doubled) in the olive oil then add the tomatoes, white wine, parsley and use appropriate amount of dried basil instead of fresh 'or' add the fresh basil just before serving (fresh basil does not hold it's flavor during the cooking process). 4: Use cooked frozen and thawed shrimp (I used cocktail shrimp because that's what I had on hand) but, no matter what size cooked and frozen, do not add to the sauce to heat it until after the sauce has boiled down and just beofre adding the cooked, drained pasta. 5: Cook the pasta while the sauce is cooking down 6: Do not use the oil in the water and do not drain the pasta because the oil keeps the sauce from sticking to the pasta and the starch from not draining helps the sauce to stick to the pasta better. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Very good! I doubled the pasta and garlic (8 oz. pasta is not enough for all the tomatoes called for, and the dish needed more flavor), and found that this dish really needed more shrimp (will use 2 lbs. next time). I didn't add oil to the pasta while boiling (simply not necessary), and I used only 1/8 cup oil in the sauce to cut down on the fat. Using fresh herbs is key! If you add the shrimp in Step 2 as written, they will be extremely overcooked. Add them to the finished sauce that is still simmering (along with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper), and they will cook in 2-3 minutes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Very good! I doubled the pasta and garlic (8 oz. pasta is not enough for all the tomatoes called for, and the dish needed more flavor), and found that this dish really needed more shrimp (will use 2 lbs. next time). I didn't add oil to the pasta while boiling (simply not necessary), and I used only 1/8 cup oil in the sauce to cut down on the fat. Using fresh herbs is key! If you add the shrimp in Step 2 as written, they will be extremely overcooked. Add them to the finished sauce that is still simmering (along with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper), and they will cook in 2-3 minutes. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
I made this the other night, and I must say it's the best dish I've made all year. It was HEAVENLY. I used lemon basil and parsley that I grew myself, and added around 1/4 cup of heavy cream and about 2 Tbsp. tomato paste to make a more creamy sauce. I only used one 28 oz. can of tomatoes, and I think next time I'll use three 14 oz. cans. I think I forgot to drain the tomatoes, so it took a bit longer to cook down, but the flavor was incredible. This is an excellent dish for company, and it was just as good reheated the next day. This recipe rocks, Pat! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2003
Pretty good but I have a question - I used 3(15oz)cans of Italian diced tomatoes. The instructions say that they s/b "drained" - but then when it comes time to add the white wine it says to simmer until liquid is reduced by half. What liquid? When drained and mixed together w/ the wine there's barely any liquid to begin with. Yes the tomatoes naturally release a little liquid but when they're drained its not much. In fact I added half a can of tomato sauce just so the mix would cover the noodles properly. I understand that maybe this isn't supposed to be a "saucy" recipe but w/out some it would be really dry. Next time I'll try it but not drain all the tomatoes. It was still very tasty which is why I feel the dish is justified to try again. Also when sauting the garlic I added a couple TBLS of minced onion and put parmesan over each serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
Fantastic dish! I added a bit of extra garlic and some red pepper flakes and I left out the white wine because I didn't have any but this was so good!!! I ate it until I couldn't eat any more and the leftovers the next day had my coworkers drooling. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2003
This was surprisingly good. I only used 1 28 oz. can of tomatoes and that was plenty. My husband is not a seafood lover and he said he'll eat this again!!!! I forgot to add that I omitted the parsley and substituted fresh basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2003
Well, I usually do not review recipes unless I find one that is really worthy of my time...this one takes the prize! This recipe is sooooo good!!! I used Bucatini instead of Angel Hair, and dried Basil for the fresh (couldn't get fresh here), everything else was the same and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/18/2013
So happy to be an experienced pasta a sauce cook and to also have read other reviews. My 3 stars is based on personal cooking knowledge of how this recipe and ingredients would have turned out had I followed directions. Hope my review is helpful for others because this recipe is not hopeless. 1: One can of tomatoes is more than enough. 2: For those who want more 'flavor' try using Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes instead of Italian. 3: Saute the garlic (I doubled) in the olive oil then add the tomatoes, white wine, parsley and use appropriate amount of dried basil instead of fresh 'or' add the fresh basil just before serving (fresh basil does not hold it's flavor during the cooking process). 4: Use cooked frozen and thawed shrimp (I used cocktail shrimp because that's what I had on hand) but, no matter what size cooked and frozen, do not add to the sauce to heat it until after the sauce has boiled down and just beofre adding the cooked, drained pasta. 5: Cook the pasta while the sauce is cooking down 6: Do not use the oil in the water and do not drain the pasta because the oil keeps the sauce from sticking to the pasta and the starch from not draining helps the sauce to stick to the pasta better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2012
This is an excellent shrimp dish! I made half of this recipe last night for Hubs and me but I went about it a little differently. I began by sautéing the garlic in the oil (using only 1 T. of oil). Then added the tomatoes wine and parsley and reduced it by about half. I reserved the liquid from the can of tomatoes mixed it with a little cornstarch and used it to thicken the sauce. Then I added the raw shrimp and cooked them right in the sauce. I think this is much easier than fishing the shrimp out once cooked and then adding them back to reheat. And since the flavor of basil diminishes as it s cooked I always add it at the very end. I think next time I will add 1 T. of butter to the sauce to give it that wonderful silky smoothness. I served this over bow tie pasta but almost any pasta would work well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
This recipes is absolutely DELICIOUS and EASY! I also add a little frozen spinach towards the end (so it doesn't cook too long). As a tip using the frozen or unfrozen raw deveined shrimp from the grocery store is easiest. This has become my "specialty dish" amongst family & friends and I am by far a chef. Read More
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