Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years 2012!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Years Eve!! I sure evening was filled with champagne and dancing!

I knew better than to head out for the night with an empty stomach. While I was scrambling to get ready, I threw together the easiest thing I could think of...Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp and Artichoke. I've become a huge fan of shrimp pasta over the last few months and knew I could have a simple pasta dish ready in no time. At the very last minute, I threw in the artichoke to shake things up a bit and loved it!! The sharp bite of the artichoke mixed with the acidic sauce was a great combo!

8oz angel hair pasta
3 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup artichoke hearts
1 tbsp all purpose seasoning
1/2 lb of shrimp

1) Prepare pasta as directed on package.
2) Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat and cook shrimp for about 2 minutes on one side, add in minced garlic, then cook the other side until translucent.
3) Push shrimp to the side of the pan away from the heat. Add in the remaining olive oil and tomatoes. Saute until tender then add tomato paste, seasoning and artichoke. Cook until paste has blended with oil and the artichokes are heated through. Stir mixture to incorporate shrimp. 
4) Toss sauce over noodles and enjoy!