Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stephanie's Shrimp & Feta Pasta

I have been MIA, I know. Last week's priority was getting ready for a weekend trip to Ft. Lauderdale to visit my sister. Tristan & I had a great time!!!! Today I come to you with a dish I am in love with. The best part is ~ I created it last week while trying to get rid of a few things & it ended up being so delicious, even restaurant quality, that I made it again the next night.

If you love olives, feta & pasta but want something light, this is the dish for you. I pat myself on the back for adding pasta water which creates a nice sauce along with just a little of the pesto, olives & feta, without a lot of fat. I can eat this dish & feel like I am indulging without actually doing so.

8 oz whole grain rotini or penne pasta
1 tblsp olive oil
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
20 medium shrimp, peeled & deveined
1-2 tblsp Classico Sundried Tomato Pesto
1 heaping tblsp kalamata olives, chopped
1 heaping tblsp crumbled feta cheese with basil & tomato
1/3 cup pasta water
Parmesan cheese
Basil, optional
Cook pasta according to directions. Make sure to reserve about 1/3 cup pasta water. Meanwhile heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion & garlic & cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp. Cook & stir for about 1-2 minutes. Add the tomato pesto, olives, crumbled feta cheese & reserved pasta water. Stir until a sauce develops & cheese melts, about 1 minute.

Garnish with parmesan cheese & basil.

{Food for Thought}

The above measurements are for about 2 large servings. I was making it just for myself so I had leftovers for lunch after having more than I should the 1st time around. So, use your judgment. I loved the rotini more than the penne because it captured the sauce better, especially since there is not an abundance of it to begin with.

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Life with Kaishon said...

It looks moi fantastico : ). You, Stephanie are moi fantastico : ) Truly wonderful!

~Marie~ said...

This looks so yummy!

Kristina P. said...

YOu just never disappoint!

Stereos and Souffles said...

Sounds great, I love olives in pasta (or anything really.)

Life, Love And Lola said...

I'm making a shrimp and pasta dish tonight for The Old Guy and his not so old wife...YUM! Love Seafood in pasta.

You coming to visit or what???

Merry said...

Looks yummy! Shrimp,pasta and pesto and some of my favorite things. I can't wait to try it.

FROGGITY! said...


The Blonde Duck said...

I'd have to sub. chicken or tuna (allergic), but this looks FABULOUS!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Looks awesome! I am glad you joined us for TMTT this week.

The Nice One said...

Holy salivation...whew, that's makin me hungry! Especially since I gave up pasta....now I am jsut craving it!

Reeni♥ said...

This looks incredible! It has everything I love in it! So yummy.

Brenda said...

I bet this would be good with chicken too, I tend to have that on hand more than shrimp. But i always have feta and olives :)

maris said...

I think you found the holy grail of cooking - feeling like you're indulging without actually doing so!

maris said...

I think you found the holy grail of cooking - feeling like you're indulging without actually doing so!

simpledaisy said...

Looks super delicious!!
I love whole grain pasta!

mommaof4wife2r said...


Kerstin said...

I was sold reading the title! We gobble up anything with both shrimp and feta, it sounds fantastic!

faisal said...

Yummy and tasty.

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The Mrs. said...

Holy shi-ot that looks sooooooo good!!!

Lula! said...

Wow...shrimp, pasta, feta...yes, please. This is sooooo right uo my alley.

Debbie said...

Girl, you had me at shrimp and feta.

Angela said...

Looks great Steph! I am in a total feta and olive groove, as I am eating Greek salads for lunch about twice a week now. Yum yum!

PS update coming SOON, I promise! I miss ya!!

Jessica said...

I tried this and it was absolutely delish!!

wanto said...

Yummy, try this food.

seafood supplier said...

Delicious food and great photo

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