When your homegrown tomatoes are ripe, this is a perfect recipe to use lots of them and have a mouthwatering meal. Canned tomatoes can also be used.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes, and wine. Bring to a simmer and cook 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Once the tomatoes have simmered into a sauce, stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper.

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly-salted water; bring to a rolling boil; stir in the linguine and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

  • Season the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the shrimp and cook until pink on the outside and no longer translucent in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir the shrimp into the pasta sauce, then stir the sauce into the linguine to serve.

Editor's Note:

Please note the difference in linguine amount, as well as the difference in cooking time when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

520 calories; protein 26.6g 53% DV; carbohydrates 61.5g 20% DV; fat 16.1g 25% DV; cholesterol 125.2mg 42% DV; sodium 230.6mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2009
I authored this recipe but since it was written and 2 years later published I've made a few changes. I add about 1 cup of cream and about 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil at the end. This is so good for a quick and easy meal for company or just a quick and easy meal for your family! Update 12/5/09 - This originally called for 12 oz of angel hair pasta but AR changed it to 16 oz of linguine. Not sure why but you may want to change the amount of pasta to only 12oz. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2009
This recipe was good but I agree with everybody that it needs more flavor... that is why I gave it 3 stars and not 4 or 5. If I make it again I will add fresh basil or cilantro on the top. Also you need to double the amount of sauce if you have more than 3 people. My sauce was not sweet like other people said, it was perfect in flavor, I think it was too sweet for other people because of the wine they used. My sauce was too watery so next time I will add some thickener to it. The best part of this recipe was the shrimp. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2009
I authored this recipe but since it was written and 2 years later published I've made a few changes. I add about 1 cup of cream and about 3 tablespoons of fresh chopped basil at the end. This is so good for a quick and easy meal for company or just a quick and easy meal for your family! Update 12/5/09 - This originally called for 12 oz of angel hair pasta but AR changed it to 16 oz of linguine. Not sure why but you may want to change the amount of pasta to only 12oz. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This is an amazing recipe! I used a 28 oz can of petite diced tomatoes with the juice; I just had to cook it down slightly more; I also added 1/2 of an onion, chopped with the garlic and a few extra dashes of the cajun seasoning at the end. Served with fresh grated parmesan cheese - this recipe is amazingly yummy!!! Made it for my mother in law's birthday - whole family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2009
This was such a terrific tasting recipe. I wanted to make it a bit heartier so I added red and green peppers and some mushrooms. I cooked the veggies and shrimp separately and added some red pepper flakes then just added it to the tomatoes when they thickened. The tomatoes wine and butter made such a tasty sauce. A keeper recipe! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
Pretty tasty recipe. Sauce needed something more though... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
If only I could give extra stars for being so easy and so tasty! For the tomatoes I used 2 cans of petite diced and one can of crushed with a tsp. of sugar (I also added in a tsp. of the cajun seasoning to the sauce). Following the advice of the recipe submitter I added basil and also added the cup of cream that she suggests. I served this with a good coating of fresh parmesan on top. DELISH! Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe Cindy!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2009
This recipe was good but I agree with everybody that it needs more flavor... that is why I gave it 3 stars and not 4 or 5. If I make it again I will add fresh basil or cilantro on the top. Also you need to double the amount of sauce if you have more than 3 people. My sauce was not sweet like other people said, it was perfect in flavor, I think it was too sweet for other people because of the wine they used. My sauce was too watery so next time I will add some thickener to it. The best part of this recipe was the shrimp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
I would give this more stars if I could!!! Absolutely love this recipe. I used a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, which I pulsed in my food processor a bit. Used about 4 cloves of garlic and omitted the wine (since I didn't have any.)Perfect!!! I am sure if you follow the directions exactly that it will still be perfect. I am not sure if this is an Italian or Cajun recipe but it reminds me so much of meals I had while living on the Northern coast of Italy. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2009
This recipe was absolutely delicious and very easy to make. My husband who is the pickiest eater in the world loved it and even had seconds. Thanks I will add it to my list of favorites. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2009
For some reason we simmered the tomatoes at least twice the recommended time and the sauce consistency never happened. We also found it to be slightly bitter, adding a scant teaspoon of splenda cured that. Hubby is Italian and makes his own sauces which simmer for at least 4 days, we were looking for a quick and easy dish to take to a potluck. This worked wonderful for that. Others mentioned this being on the sweet side, since we followed the recipe am sure wondering where we went wrong. Do appreciate the easy recipe. Read More
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