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Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce

Source: Quick from Scratch - Pasta
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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
  Serves 4
Paprika, cumin, and ginger lend their aromatic alchemy to a simple, no-cook tomato sauce. You can use the sauce with a wide range of ingredients (see Variations).
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes in thick puree
1/3 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
3/4 pound penne rigate
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled
Penne with Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe at
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.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 569
Fat. Total: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 67g
Sodium: 493mg
% Cal. from Fat: 27%
Cholesterol: 172mg
Protein: 35g
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Rating: 5
by: Bonnie, CA Reviewed: 11/21/2008
Crowd Pleaser
This is one of my husbands favorite meals. He comes from an all Italian family - I come from a "what kind of pizza shall we order tonight" family. If I can make this SO CAN YOU! So yummy!
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