Two-Tomato Pasta with Basil & Spicy Shrimp
This is a simple last minute pasta dish that comes together quickly. The spicy shrimp add an unexpected twist to the classic combination of tomato and basil.
It’s been a bit hectic around my house lately. So here I go again with the Default Pasta.
Default Pasta makes an appearance at my dinner table at least once a week. That’s because there is not always time to plan and shop for a specific menu. So Default Pasta is about winging it with what you have on hand.
Tonight I did not have much on hand, so I decided to keep this Default Pasta very basic. There is nothing quite as basic as spaghetti with tomatoes and basil. That’s exactly where this Default Pasta got its start. But because this is Default Pasta and not “bored out of my mind pasta”, I do have a few twists and turns that keep it from becoming too expected and well-worn.
Starting with name: Two-Tomato Pasta with Spicy Shrimp.
I call it Two-Tomato Pasta for a couple of reasons. The most obvious reason is because the sauce has two kinds of tomatoes- Canned & Cooked, and Fresh & Raw. But tomatoes aren’t the only duo in this Default Pasta. Because my inspiration for this dish (even the photos) came from not one but two Martha Stewart recipes. That’s right I combined two recipes into one pasta. Not that I really followed a recipe, but that’s the beauty in Default Pasta…