Greek Shrimp Pasta

Greek Shrimp Pasta

1/2 lb. linguine or favorite string pasta

1/4 C. butter

2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced or to taste

2 T. dry white wine or dry sherry

20 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tomato, washed, diced or 1 can (15 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes

1 t. minced fresh cilantro or more to taste

2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled coarsely (about 1/4 C.)

Fresh Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, shredded (optional)

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat the butter, garlic and wine over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the shrimp, diced tomato and cilantro and saute the mixture over moderately high heat for 3 minutes, or until the shrimp are just firm to the touch but cooked through.

Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the feta cheese. Pour over the linguine and sprinkle with the Parmesan-Reggiano cheese, if desired. Serve with a crusty bread.

Makes 4 servings.

Cook’s note: This recipe easily doubles for company.

From Detroit Free Press and Mary Ellen Brennan, Trenton


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