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Shrimp With Basil and Fresh Tomatoes

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“This is a delicious recipe with fresh tomatoes, basil, shrimp and pasta. Perfect for a warm summer evening. I found this recipe in one of those little cookbooks you find at the checkout in the supermarket (Better Homes and Gardens Fast and Simple Stir-Fry (2002). I make it frequently during the summer months and want to post it here so it's easier to find. I recommend using fresh basil if at all possible. It adds such a fresh and delightful flavor. Hope you enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  3. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry onion and garlic in hot oil about 2 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from wok.
  4. Add shrimp to the hot wok. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque.
  5. Return onion mixture to the wok. Add tomatoes, snipped fresh or dried basil, capers (if desired) salt, and pepper. Stir all ingredients together to combine. Cook and stir about 1 minute or until heated through. Serve immediately over hot cooked spaghetti or other pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs, if desired.

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