Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

This is a go-to recipe for seafood lovers seeking a  delicious and flavorful meal.

The best part is that the dish comes together quickly without fancy ingredients.

INGREDIENTS: shrimp cherry tomatoes spaghetti onion garlic unsalted butter fresh basil salt and pepper Parmesan cheese olive oil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta in it until al dente. Reserve ½ cup pasta water. Drain cooked spaghetti. Set aside.

Add the shrimp to a heated skillet with olive oil and shallow fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn and continue to fry shrimp for 1 minute or until the color changes to pink or orange. Do not overcrowd.

Drain shrimp on a plate lined with an absorbent paper towel.

Keep olive oil in the pan and melt the butter in it. Sauté onions and then the garlic over medium heat. Avoid burning the garlic.

Add cherry tomatoes and sprinkle ground black pepper. Simmer undisturbed for 3 to 5 minutes.

Add fresh basil and red pepper flakes. Sprinkle in salt to taste. Sauté for another minute. Add shrimp.

Pour in a bit of pasta water and add the al dente spaghetti. Gently toss until shrimp and pasta are warm, for about 1 minute. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese. Give another gentle toss.

Garnish with lemon wedges, fresh basil, and sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese before serving.

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