Lemon Basil Shrimp with Pasta

by Melissa on June 10, 2010





One of my favorite things to do when cooking is chopping up fresh basil. The aroma when cutting up freshly picked herbs is just amazing. Plus, we have a crazy abundance of basil in our garden so of course I had to make a dish using tons of fresh basil!

Lemon basil shrimp with pasta is a nice easy, light dish to make during the summer. I like to think of it as a sort of pasta and salad hybrid.

This entry is especially special because it was my first video shoot experiment with Yesenia (of Doggy Baby).  I’ve always been a behind-the-camera type person so being in front of a video camera scares the bejesus out of me.  I always end up acting super cheesy and awkward – so I’m going to apologize in advance for that.

Video is in editing phase, we used two camcorders – one that is mine, and Yesenia’s flip camera.  So, the video will be posted as soon as we get all the footage together, and edited!  Lots and lots of editing! **wink**

Ingredients: (4 Servings)
– 8 oz. uncooked spaghetti
– 1 lb. peeled and deveined large shrimp
– 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
– 2 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
– 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
– Freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1 lemon
– 2 cups baby spinach
– Salt & pepper to taste




Let’s Cook!
1. Cook pasta according to directions on box. When done, drain and set aside.



Had to take a quick photo of the steam coming out of the boiling pot of water – tribute to our logo!

2. Add olive oil to a saute pan and saute with garlic and shrimp over medium heat.
3. Turn heat down to low and stir in basil, lemon juice and salt & pepper to taste.
4. Place 1/2 cup spinach on each plate. Then top each serving with pasta dish.
5. Enjoy!







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