Monday, June 21, 2010

Summery Pasta

I tend to make pasta more in the cold months, because it is so filling and comforting. My husband ran a crazy relay race this weekend, so I had had to fill him up on carbs... hence the pasta dish. It turned out really good. The sauce was just light enough to make it feel like a "summer dish". (If there is such a thing!)

Presto Pasta

1-2 chicken breasts cut into pieces
10-15 raw shrimp (peeled and devained)
2 tbsp oil
1 package fettuccine noodles
1 small white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil or cilantro (or both) chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 can crushed tomatoes (or 2 fresh tomatoes chopped)
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup chicken stock

Cook the chicken until all pinkness is gone (2-3 minutes)
Heat the oil in a saute pan and add the chopped onion, cook until soft.
Boil water for the pasta, and cook al dente.
Add the garlic and cook one minute longer.
Deglaze the pan with the white wine, add the tomatoes, chicken stock, basil, Cayenne and cilantro.
Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
Return the chicken and shrimp to the pan with the sauce and simmer for 5-10 minutes (to finish cooking the chicken).
Serve on top pasta...

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  1. I love pasta, so easy and yet versatile. Great recipe.

  2. This looks surprising light even with the shrimp and chicken. Nice to have some recipes that don't heat up the kitchen too much this time of year.

  3. Hi Sienna,

    Looks simple and yet very yummy. I'm from TT and thanks for sharing this great recipe!


  4. OMG that looks so amazing. I think I have all of the ingredients to make it too. Wonder what is for dinner today lol.

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  5. Hi! Thanks for sharing this terrific summery pasta recipe on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop, but please link back to the hop in your post so more may share in the fun! Keep it real! Alex

  6. Awww, how I could miss this delicious dish!
    Love, love pasta!
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  8. that looks great! i love pasta so a "summer" pasta dish is awesome!
    I'm following you from TTA, follow me back!

  9. Yum! This looks delicious. I love that there is chicken and shrimp in this pasta.

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  11. I know what you mean about wanting a lighter sauce for summer - this one looks great!

  12. Sounds like a nice and quick dish - perfect for summer! -

  13. First off, this looks delicious! And 2nd, I just wanted to say thank you for joining into the Wobble Over Wednesday :)!

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  14. Hi! I'm following you now from WOW! This dish looks amazing. I don't usually make pasta during the summer either, but I agree, the sauce seems to be light enough that it would taste summery! Sometimes I will do a lemon-based sauce in the summer...also kind of summery :)

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  16. That looks great! Following from TTA. :)

  17. Yummy! Our family luvs pasta dishes!

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  19. WoW!! This pasta looks so yummy and refreshing! I am going to have to put this on the shopping list! Would love for you to come over and link this up on my website, Midchix! We have a flock full of recipes named Mama Can Cook! Would fit right in!!!
    Leaving to check out more from this blog!

  20. that looks delicious and for summer - just perfect. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Tuesday..make sure you add in a link so that everyone can join in the fun (as per instructions) thanks so much. :)

  21. bad. :) You're a sweetie for doing it, even if your eyes were rolling at me. :)

  22. That sounds good! I looooove basil in pasta and cilantro too! YUM!



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