Shrimp Basil with Pasta

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings


1pound uncooked pasta, any variety
1/3cup olive oil, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
1bunch green onions, chopped (white and green parts)
3large Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3/4cup chopped basil
2tablespoons butter
1pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add green onions, tomatoes, basil, butter and remaining olive oil.
  3. Make a well in the center of skillet. Add shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes. Do not stir. When the shrimp are cooked, stir once and cook 1 minute longer.
  4. Arrange pasta on a serving platter and spoon shrimp and vegetables on top. Sprinkle with salt; toss gently. Top with additional chopped basil, if desired. Serves 6 to 8.

— Sandra Jordan, Graham, N.C.