Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

Trust me! If you love pasta you’re going to go nuts over this pasta with shrimp and feta…

Pasta with Shrimp and Feta by Nutmeg Nanny

To be honest I do not have a lot to write about tonight. I’m feeling a little tired and a bit annoyed at myself for not accomplishing my to do list. I did however have a great lunch at the diner (patty melt) and did manage to make a fantastic meal, pasta with shrimp and feta.  This dish is one of my boyfriends favorite meals and it’s now one of my favorites too. I remember the first time I had this meal.  I was nervous and scared because I was eating dinner with my boyfriends mother…It was only the second time I met her. I’m sure we all remember how nervous those first couple of meeting are. You try to sit there acting normal but really in your head you are thinking “does she like me???” Luckily my boyfriend and I have been dating for over three years now so those nervous eating sessions are long gone…Thank God!!!

Now back to the pasta. It has hints of garlic, oregano and basil and is really easy to make. I prefer putting most of the feta into the sauce and then using a little to crumble on top. I also like using fresh pasta over box pasta but whatever you can find in your local market will work fine. The pasta did not photograph well but I assure you it’s beyond delicious! Enjoy!!!

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Pasta with Shrimp and Feta

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For tomato sauce:
1 cup butter, divided
2 cups chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped parsley
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Salt and peper, to taste
3/4 cup sherry
1 pound linguine pasta
1 cup feta cheese, divided
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds medium cleaned raw shrimp
1 cup feta cheese, divided

Directions:

For tomato sauce:
Melt 1/2 cup butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions and parsley and stir until onions are tender, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Increase heat, simmer gently and stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Mix in sherry. Increase heat, boil for two minutes and then lower the heat and simmer while you prepare the shrimp.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add a heavy pinch of kosher salt and add pasta. Cook until al dente, following package directions.

In another pan melt remaining 1/2 cup butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir 30 minutes. Add shrimp and stir just until pink, about 5 minutes.

Add shrimp mixture to the tomato sauce and 3/4 cup of the feta. Mix until heated through.

Serve sauce over pasta with a sprinkling of remaining feta cheese.

15 Responses to “Pasta with Shrimp and Feta”

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    Donna — July 12, 2009 at 7:36 am

    What a great way to use feta for the BSI. Love how you combined it with shrimp, sounds lovely.

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    Reeni — July 12, 2009 at 9:55 am

    I’m a sucker for shrimp and pasta! The feta sounds delicious in this – I like how you incorporated it right in the sauce.

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    Erin — July 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS MEAL!!!!! 🙂

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — July 12, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The pasta and shrimp sound delicious! I wish my hubby liked shrimp… I only make it when he is out of town or not at home.

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    Chou — July 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Shrimp + feta have not yet entered my palate. I’ll have to change that.

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    Sara — July 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I love how easy this is! I have a greek cookbook that has a lot of recipes for shrimp and feta, such a great combination.

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    Blond Duck — July 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Feta and pasta makes everything better.

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    Jessica — July 13, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    This looks amazing! I am such a fan of feta and shrimp, I cannot wait to make this!

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    momgateway — July 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Very original to use feta on pasta. I must try this. Thanks!

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    Blond Duck — July 16, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Those PB cookies make me throw all my resolve, willpower and discipline to the wind.

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    megan — July 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Anything with shrimp is excellent in my book! 🙂

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    junglefrog — July 17, 2009 at 9:55 am

    O this does look really delicious! I love love love feta and this is definitely something I am gonna try. The only problem being that my boyfriend does not like feta at all, so will have to wait untill he is gone for a day..:)

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    Pigpigscorner — July 20, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Feta, shrimps and pasta sounds like a wonderful combo! Looks delicious!

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    chayacomfycook — July 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I see you do know about BSI. Yeah. You made a delicious looking meal. A great combination. We are all learning of the variety of ways to use feta.

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