Ingredients:(Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce)
1/4 cup(s) olive oil
1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon(s) dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/8 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper
3/4 cup(s) canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree
1/3 cup(s) chopped cilantro or parsley
3/4 pound(s) penne rigate
1 pound(s) medium shrimp, shelled
Directions:(Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce)
- In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the olive oil and the lemon juice with the paprika, cumin, ginger, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the cilantro.
- In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne rigate until almost done, about 12 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until it and the pasta are just done, about 1 minute longer. Drain. Toss with the tomato sauce.
Penne with Mozzarella and Spicy Tomato Sauce: Use 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes, in place of the shrimp. Toss the cheese in at the end.
Penne with Sausage and Spicy Tomato Sauce: Use grilled sausage cut into bite-size pieces in place of the shrimp. Toss the sausage into the pasta with the tomato sauce.
Penne with Grilled Vegetables and Spicy Tomato Sauce: In place of the shrimp, use grilled or sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, or green beans, cut into bite-size pieces. Toss the vegetables into the pasta with the sauce.