Well, school started today for my youngest daughter, and so far so good. First day done, approximately 220 to go! She came home extremely motivated and full of optimism for the coming school year. This is a big one for her, high school, first year. We can only hope for the best.
Here in Italy high school is a little, no actually, a lot different from what I was used to. There are technical schools, such as cooking, bookkeeping, computer and the more complicated ones such as Languages, Science and the dreaded Classic.
My youngest daughter followed in her sister’s footsteps and chose Classic. Where Latin and ancient Greek are taught. So needless to say an interesting year is upon us. Let us just hope that if the first day is any example to the coming year, all should go well.
This year becomes a little more difficult because the school week is not five days but six. She will be attending school even on saturday. Slowly but surely this is becoming a thing of the past in a lot of schools, but unfortunately not in hers yet.
She finishes school at 12:30 p.m. which means I really need to have something on the table for my family that I can make quickly and that is also delicious. That is where this shrimp and tomato pasta comes in. Made with small frozen or fresh shrimp, fresh ripe tomatoes and some herbs that are still hanging on from the summer. This is a yummy shrimp and tomato pasta dish that might just become one of your favourites. Buon Appetito!
Spaghetti with shrimp and tomatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil 50 grams
- 1 cup small shrimp 250 grams
- 20-25 in small tomatoes cut half cherry or better yet mini roma
- 1/4 grams cut chopped fresh Italian parsley 7
- 1 teaspoon oregano 3/4 gram
- pinch or 2 of hot pepper flakes if desired
- 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 grams
- 2 - 3 leaves fresh basil chopped
- 3 cups cooked spaghetti 400 grams
In a medium frying pan add olive oil, shrimp, tomatoes, parsley, oregano,salt, hot pepper flakes and basil, stir to mix, cook covered on low to medium heat for approximately 15 minutes (stirring occasionally). At this point cook the spaghetti al dente in boiling salted water. Drain.
Remove lid from the shrimp and continue to cook till thickened about 5 more minutes. Toss with cooked pasta. Serve immediately. Enjoy!