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Shrimp Recipes

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Spaghettini with Shrimp, Tomatoes, and Capers

Recipe from: Adriana's Italian Gourmet Cookies

1 pound spaghettini
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 pound fresh, ripe plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch dice
½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano or ⅓ teaspoon dried
1 ½ tablespoon capers
¾ pound fresh medium shrimp, peeled, deveined if necessary, and cut into ½ inch pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the olive oil and onion in a large skillet over a medium heat and cook until the onion has turned golden brown at the edges. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the tomatoes. Cook rapidly until most of the liquid has evaporated but the tomatoes have not broken down completely. You may need to raise the heat even more but be careful not to burn them.

Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan or pot, add 1 tablespoon of salt, and drop in the pasta all at once, stirring until the strands are submerged. Add the oregano, capers and shrimp to the sauce in the skillet and season with salt and black pepper.

Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes, then remove the skillet from the heat. When the pasta is cooked "al dente", drain it and toss it with the sauce. Serve at once.


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