Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Pasta ~ Quick and Delicious Pasta Recipe Loaded with Seasoned Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese!
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It’s about that time of year that gardens are bursting with fresh produce and many of you are looking for ways to use that excess produce up in your meals. You may see that I’m not exactly saying “we” in this statement. Usually I plant a small garden and reap the rewards. Not this year. I don’t even have the excuse that I’m pregnant unlike last year. Last summer I was but I even planted one that year. The weeds may have quickly taken over but I got some produce from it at least! This year we were in the process of reseeding our backyard after we tore down an old shed and built a new one and it kind of just didn’t happen. I kept thinking there was still time but then all of sudden here we are in the middle of July. There is not time anymore if you didn’t put two and two together!
It could also be the fact that our neighbors have a garden directly behind ours and let’s just say it puts any garden I try to shame. I’m serious. It makes my garden look pathetic no matter what I try. They have about three families in on it and it’s HUGE and BEAUTIFUL and I’m so totally jealous. Do you think they would mind if I snuck over there in the middle of the night and took a few things? I could make them a treat with it!
I also get jealous of people like Danielle who has a Dad that has a love of gardening so she gets to reap the rewards and not have to do anything. Now that set up I could totally go for also. Do you think maybe I could convince him to adopt me for a month so he would share is produce with me? Maybe I could instead convince my pops to retire from farming and plant a garden. I’m thinking he’d rather just buy me some extra produce though! I’m guessing I’m going to have better luck just planting my own garden rather than counting on any of these options coming true!
Back to those of you that have produce and need use up those tomatoes for example. This is your dish! It’s still prime grilling season and I’m obsessed with shrimp on the grill. There’s only so many kebab recipes to feed you so I thought it was time to switch it up and give you some good old pasta because we can never have enough pasta in our lives right? Nope. Never. Totally glad you agree here. This pasta is light and flavorful with no heavy cream sauce but yet packs a punch with seasoned shrimp, grilled tomatoes and Parmesan cheese!
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Grilled Shrimp & Tomato Pasta
- 8 oz. uncooked linguine
- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
- Prepare linguine according to package directions
- Meanwhile thread tomatoes onto skewers. Brush with olive oil. Thread shrimp onto skewers, brush with remaining olive oil. Mix seasonings together in small dish. Sprinkle over shrimp.
- Grill shrimp and tomatoes, covered, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until shrimp turn pink and tomatoes are slightly softened, turning occasionally.
- Drain linguine, reserve 1/4 c. pasta water. In the same saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add linguine, butter and reserved pasta water to saucepan. Toss to combine.
- Remove shrimp and tomatoes from skewers. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle basil and Parmesan cheese on top of pasta and serve.
Make sure to soak wooden skewers a minimum of 30 minutes to prevent from burning on grill.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 442kcal Calories from fat 148|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 16g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
Recipe adapted from: Taste of Home
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