Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Since Valentine’s is right around the corner I figured I would make a spicy, sexy, yet romantic dish to inspire you for the day of love.  I cooked this pasta for my sister and her fiance for dinner and they absolutely loved it!  My future brother in law had two plates of pasta and to me thats a huge compliment!  So not only is it really good but it was also very cheap.  Everything cost $21 and this dish can feed about four to six people.  Now I call that a winning situation my friends.  Also, don’t forget to splurge a little on roses, champagne, and decoration if you are making this for Valentine’s Day.  The perfect setting will create the perfect mood for the night.  So light up the candles, dim the lights, and play some Sade music while you enjoy this sexy recipe.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

What You Need
15-20 uncooked and peeled shrimp
3 garlic cloves minced
1/2 onion chopped
2 tbsps of butter
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 box of penne pasta
lemon
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 (14oz) can of diced tomatoes
Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta Recipe

What You Need To Do
Follow the directions on the box of pasta and cook them in salted boiling water.  Then drain the pasta and set it aside.  In a large skillet melt the butter and then add the garlic and onions and saute them.  Then add the shrimp and toss them around in the garlic and onions.  After that add the olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Keep tossing everything around until everything is coated together.  Squeeze half a lemon on the shrimp and again toss it around ha ha.  You will be doing a lot of tossing so make sure you do push ups before making this meal.  Then place the pasta in the shrimp skillet and toss then add the chopped basil and canned diced tomatoes.  Now toss it around until everything is mixed well together and then add some salt and pepper.  Serve with some parmesan cheese and a nice loaf of whole grain Italian bread and you are set for dinner!

How to prepare Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta
Delicious Spicy Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

This is my little munchkin named Juicy!  Had to add her in this post since my poor little baby is on a diet and can’t eat anything but doggy diet food.  I think the yummy smell in the house made her suffer a little but the doctor said she is overweight.
Garlic Shrimp with Tomato Basil Penne Pasta
This is her suffering face of sadness because her food tastes like chopped liver
Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

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