April 4, 2009

A Nice Light Creamy Pasta

I found this recipe on WW.com and was having a craving for creamy pasta so decided I'd give this a shot. It was really good, a nice blend of greek flavors and will be made again!

Shrimp on Angel Hair Pasta

3 medium scallions chopped
1 tbs fresh oregano or 2 tsp. dried
1 tsp. lemon zest (i used more)

3 oz. feta cheese
1 cup plain fat free yogurt
14 oz can diced tomatoes drained - I used petite cut
pepper to taste
8 oz. uncooked angel hair (I made the full pound and just left out the other half once cooked)

8 oz. shrimp peeled and de-veined

salt to taste

Bring pot of water to boil.

In a food processor, process scallions, oregano, lemon zest until scallions are finely minced. Add half the feta cheese. Add in the yogurt and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in diced tomato and reserved feta. Season with pepper and salt to taste. *NOTE* I was too lazy to get out the mini chopper so I just mixed this all by hand and didn't worry about the pieces of onion and such. Was still very good and easier and less clean up!

Add shrimp to wate rand cook until done, about 2 minutes. Remove shrimp and add to sauce. Do not drain water. *NOTE* Instead of doing the shrimp boiled, I sauteed them in a skillet with Pam and some garlic and lemon juice. Then tossed with the pasta.

Add pasta to the water and cook until done. Combine with sauce and serve.

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