Sunday, March 28, 2010

Shmancy Spaghetti Dinner

This is a spaghetti dish that you can make that will make any Italian restaurant jealous. I found this from Self. It's a fresh, healthy pasta dish that was featured in their Eat Healthy All Week segment for November 2008.

Shrimp Scampi With Pasta, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives

Serves 1


  • 2 oz whole-grain angel-hair pasta (of an 8 oz. box)
  • 2 teaspoons extra light olive oil
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, shelled (tails intact)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped black olives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat grated Parmesan


  1. For pasta

    Cook pasta 1 minute less than directed on package; set aside.

  2. For shrimp

    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle shrimp with salt. Cook shrimp until pink, 5 to 6 minutes; transfer to a plate.

  3. For vegetables

    Reduce heat to medium; add olives, parsley and garlic. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant but does not brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach, tomatoes, broth, wine and lemon juice. Cover and cook until tomatoes soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in half of shrimp and half of pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve. (Place remaining cooked shrimp and remaining cooked pasta in separate resealable bags and refrigerate until Monday's lunch and dinner, respectively.)