Angel Hair pasta with tomatoes and shrimp

A quick and healthy family dinner recipe that can also be served at a dinner party and let you shine.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces angel-hair pasta
  • 8 cups chopped escarole, kale and/or Swiss chard
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs, adding the greens to the water.
  3. Drain and rinse under cold water; transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Combine the shrimp, red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until golden, about 1 minute.
  6. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, about 3 minutes per side.
  7. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the shrimp mixture to the bowl with the pasta along with the basil and lemon zest and juice. 9.) Toss together and decorate with a leave of basil.

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