Shrimp and Linguine

Who said light entrées have to lack flavor? This classy pasta dish will wow family and dinner guests alike

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound uncooked shell-on medium shrimp (about 20-30), peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 2 large plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions with tops
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2   garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  •  Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel and devein shrimp; remove tails. Coarsely chop carrots using Food Chopper. Dice tomatoes and slice green onions using Chef's Knife. Grate Parmesan cheese using Rotary Grater.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions in (4-qt.) Casserole; drain. Return pasta to casserole; cover and keep warm. 

  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in (10-in.) Sauté Pan over medium-high heat 1-3 minutes or until shimmering. Add shrimp, carrots and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Cook and stir over medium heat 3-4 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink; remove from skillet and keep warm. 

  4. Gently heat sour cream and evaporated milk in same skillet over low heat, whisking with Silicone Sauce Whisk. (Do not boil.) Stir in Parmesan cheese. Add shrimp mixture, tomatoes, green onions, basil, salt and black pepper; mix gently. Pour shrimp and vegetable mixture over pasta; toss gently to coat. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Yield:

  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 300 (23% from fat), Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 105 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Protein 22 g, Sodium 220 mg, Fiber 2 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

2 starch, 2 low-fat meat, 1 vegetable (2 carb) 

Cook's Tips:

Shrimp are high in cholesterol, but they’re low in saturated fat and total fat. You can still enjoy this dish as part of a healthy diet. Just balance your total cholesterol intake for the day.

Frozen shrimp can be substituted for the fresh shrimp, if desired. Simply thaw the shrimp and proceed as recipe directs.

Dried linguine noodles are long, narrow and flat, resembling spaghetti. Fettuccine can be substituted for the linguine, if desired. 

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