Linguine with Garlic Shrimp

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Ingredients

12 oz fresh shrimp, deveined
2 whole Garlic cloves
8 oz packaged dried regular and/or spinach linguine or fettuccine
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
¾ cup yellow pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp snipped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil, crushed
2 tsp cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp instant chicken bouillon granules
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 whole Medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Set aside. For garlic paste, cut 1/2 inch off the pointed portions of garlic bulbs. Remove the outer papery layers of the garlic. Place both bulbs on a piece of foil. Bring edges of foil together to form a pouch. Seal. Bake garlic in a 375° oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until very soft. When cool enough to handle, use your fingers to press garlic pulp from each clove. Mash pulp with a spoon or fork to make a smooth paste (should have about 2 to 3 tablespoons). Set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan cook mushrooms and sweet pepper in hot oil until pepper is tender.

In a small bowl stir together the garlic paste, water, basil, cornstarch, oregano, bouillon, granules, and black pepper. Add to mushroom mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add the shrimp to the mushroom mixture. Cover and simmer about 2 minutes or until shrimp turns pink. Stir in tomatoes; heat through.

To serve, spoon shrimp over pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine.

Yield

Serves 6

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 45 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 6
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 260
Calories from Fat: 144

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
24%
Carbohydrates 41g
13%
Dietary Fiber 10g
40%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Calories 260kcal
13%
Cholesterol 120mg
40%
Protein 28g
46%
Sodium 110mg
4%
Calcium
1%
Iron
25%
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
100%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.