Jan 21, 2010

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce




Shrimp cooked with tomatoes, a touch of cream, white wine and a hint of lemon. This pasta dish is so simple to make and is ready in about 15 minutes, perfect for a weeknight meal.

The lemon juice adds a nice touch and compliments the shrimp. This is also great over spaghetti squash for a  low-carb or gluten-free meal.



Angel Hair with Shrimp and Tomato Sauce
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4 • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 10 pts
Calories: 376.7 • Fat: 6.8 g • Protein: 29.6 g • Carb: 46.7 g • Fiber: 5.0 g • Sugar: 6.3 g Sodium: 389.5 mg

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • oregano
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 8 oz angel hair pasta (whole wheat, low carb or high fiber)
Directions:
    Boil water for pasta. Cook according to package instructions.

    Meanwhile, season shrimp with salt and oregano. Cook shrimp and garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, wine, salt and pepper and cook an additional minute. Add half and half and cook 1 more minute. Add lemon juice and parsley and serve over pasta. Divide equally in 4 plates.

    42 comments :

    1. Looks super easy and super yummy, Gina!!

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    2. Gina, I was looking for a light pasta recipe to serve my family tonight. Since shrimp is the only "meat" that my daughter eats this will be perfect! Thanks so much!

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    3. I was searching for WW menus to make lunch for a friend who has just started the program and found your blog. I love it!! I will be back again and again!-LeslieMichele

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    4. That's great! You could also kick it up a notch with some red pepper flakes if you like.

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    5. It's nice when eating light still includes pasta. Yum!

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    6. This also might be good with spiralized zucchini if you have the equipment to get the zucchini in that form...just a thought. This looks delicious!

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    7. Yum! Shrimp is one of my FAVORITE foods!

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    8. Or you can use GF pasta too which I plan to do. Your shrimp recipes always look so good and I dearly LOVE shrimp!!!!

      Not sure why I can't post with my Google account....so will be "anonymous" :-)

      Gloria
      Trenton, MI

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    9. All of your recipes look so good!!! I have a pile of them printed out and need to get cookin'!

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    10. @Jessie, Love that idea!
      @ Gloria -GF pasta?

      Thanks for the comments!! I love shrimp too and I love that it's low in points!

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    11. just came upon your site today. your recipes look delicious and pictures are lovely. am now subscribed and am sure that your site will help me in my weight loss goals.

      thanks!!

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    12. Looks really good! My husband and I are big time foodies who refuse to sacrifice flavor for points, and this recipe looks like it'll satisfy both needs.

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    13. @Hannah - Welcome, and good luck hitting your goal.

      @Colleen - That's exactly how I feel.

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    14. Gina, love your site. Great WW recipes, especially the shrimp and pasta recipe! And I don't even like to cook, but I do like quick and easy recipes!

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    15. My husband loved this dinner so much, he gave me two kisses on the cheek! I've made it twice now and we both thoroughly enjoyed it both times. A lovely mix of textures and flavors.

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    16. This was definitely a keeper! THUMBS UP! I made it with the spaghetti squash for me (easy and wonderful as well) and the pasta for my husband! We both loved it. Thanks!

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    17. Oh, this was so delicious! I used light cream instead of the half & half. Thanks for the recipe!

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    18. This was awesome - I used low fat 1/2 & 1/2 - and added orange bell pepper, zucchini & mushrooms - quite yummy

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    19. Very easy to prepare and DELICIOUS!! Perfect, light, tasty meal. A favorite dish!

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    20. This is so good! I've made it twice now and my 6 year old says I should work in a restaurant when I make it.:) I did add a can of crushed tomatoes too since my family likes their sauce to cover the pasta. It is super easy to make and amazingly good! This has been added into the permanent dinner rotation! I love your recipes!!

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    21. This was SO yummy, and my husband ate it up! He was so shocked to find that it was, in fact, a "skinny" recipe! Thanks for this!

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    22. I made this a couple of nights ago for dinner. This was super easy to make and surprisingly very tasty! I was skeptical about the flavors since it didn't involve a lot of ingredients, but this was really good! I did make a few substitutions because it was what I had: we only had canned diced tomatoes with chile, sherry cooking wine for white wine, and I used garlic salt on the shrimp with the oregano. Other than that, I followed the recipe and it turned out yummy. The diced tomatoes add a neccesary acid.

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    23. Made this tonight for my BF and he said it was DELICIOUS. I will be having some for lunch tomorrow. But I must say, this had the house smelling so GOOD!!!

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    24. Hi I'm in th uk so some of the items needed have thrown me! But i love the sound of it! What's half/half? also can you use spaghetti instead of angel hair? I don't think thses items are sold in the UK thanks

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      1. Hi! I live in the UK as well (but am American). 1/2 and 1/2 is single cream and you can use spaghetti but vermicelli is actually angel hair and is a much thinner pasta than spaghetti. I usually by my vermicelli at Sainsburys. Good luck!

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    25. i was wondering will it be okay to sub plain greek yogurt for the half and half? will the taste and consistency change?

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    26. This might seem like a silly question but is this dish 10 points WITH the angel hair pasta or just the shrimp with the sauce.

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    27. This was great! It was simple and made really good leftovers for lunch. Thanks Gina!

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    28. This is very good.Fast and simple

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    29. Made this tonight for dinner. Absolutely wonderful. The flavors were so well balanced. Didn't use canned tomatoes though, used fresh tomatoes and 2 ounces of tomato sauce and only a quarter of cup half and half. It was great. Glad I ran across your website.

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    30. What would be the calorie count if I removed the pasta and used spaghetti squash?

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      1. Not sure, I'll have to make that and try it.

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    31. I made this last night for me and my fiancé. We loved it!!!! This recipe is definitely special occasion worthy or company worthy, but so easy for a quick weekday night as well. And it was so quick!! The most time consuming part of the recipe was waiting for the pasta water to boil. I would change a thing!

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    32. Would fat free 1/2 and 1/2 work?
      Thanks for all the good recipes gina.

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    33. I made this fantastic dish last night, had to substitute the half and half, since I can't find any where I live, with Light Liquid cooking cream and I added some chilli flakes and some chilli powder since we love spicy food. It was extremely delicious! Definitely a Keeper. Thank you again for another great recipe :)

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    34. What is half & half?????

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      1. Half and half is half light cream and half milk.

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    35. My husband made this for me. It was delicious ! While looking for recipes he found this website. He noticed the recipes had w.w points and was thrilled. What a supportive husband. Didn't know he was listening when I told him I was starting w.w.

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    36. Could I substitute whole milk for half and half? Thanks!

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