People who visit my blog every now and then might say I have an unhealthy obsession with shrimp and pasta. I’d like to agree, but in this case the recipe comes from Ellie Krieger’s upcoming next cookbook, So Easy, so it’s more of a healthy obsession. The recipe is for Ellie’s Shrimp Fra Diavlo with Spinach. The book won’t be out for another couple of months, but you can preorder it now on a few web sites.
So what makes it healthy? Three cups of lightly packed spinach leaves sure help. Okay, so Ellie calls for whole wheat spaghetti, and I went with the regular stuff. I’m not a whole wheat pasta convert yet. You can go light on the oil too (just 2 tablespoons) and get really flavorful results.
With crushed red pepper flakes, a thinly sliced onion, and 5 minced cloves of garlic added to the canned tomatoes, this dish lives up to its name. Of course I added some basil. If you’re into wimpy pasta dishes, this isn’t the one for you. If you like your pasta more bold and zesty like me, then you might want to check out the recipe when the book is published in a few months. Did I mention this is super easy to prepare too?