Thursday, June 6, 2013

Penne Pasta with Shrimp and Baby Spinach

Hey, today's my anniversary!  Larry and I have been married 43 years.  And it's my good friend's birthday.  Happy Birthday, Lynn!  Let's celebrate with a declicous shrimp and pasta dish.

Penne Pasta with Shrimp and Baby Spinach

1 (12 oz.) package of penne pasta (regular or whole wheat)
3 Tablespoons olive oil (I used a little less)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 - 2 pounds pre-cooked shrimp, THAWED
1 cup frozen peas
6 oz. fresh baby spinach (or baby arugula)
8 oz. crumbled feta
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta.  

While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and saute' until fragrant (about a minute).  Add shrimp and cook until heated through (about 2 minutes).  Add peas and cook about 1 minute longer.  Remove from heat.

Drain pasta and put back in pot and add shrimp mixture.  Add baby spinach and toss until the spinach wilts.  Add feta and toss until evenly mixed.  Salt and pepper to taste.

**You can also add some sun dried tomatoes straight from the jar!

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