Penne With Shrimp and Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

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  1. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the olive oil and the lemon juice with the paprika, cumin, ginger, oregano, salt, and pepper. Stir in the crushed tomatoes and the cilantro.
  2. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the penne rigate until almost done, about 12 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until it and the pasta are just done, about 1 minute longer. Drain. Toss with the tomato sauce.
  3. Variations:.
  4. Penne with Mozzarella and Spicy Tomato Sauce;Use 1 pound fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes, in place of the shrimp. Toss the cheese in at the end.
  5. Penne with Sausage and Spicy Tomato Sauce;Use grilled sausage cut into bite-size pieces in place of the shrimp. Toss the sausage into the pasta with the tomato sauce.
  6. Penne with Grilled Vegetables and Spicy Tomato Sauce;In place of the shrimp, use grilled or sautéed vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, or green beans, cut into bite-size pieces. Toss the vegetables into the pasta with the sauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 726.27 Kcal (3041 kJ)
Calories from fat 330.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.68g 56%
Cholesterol 65.76mg 22%
Sodium 1602.43mg 67%
Potassium 334.63mg 7%
Total Carbs 85.45g 28%
Sugars 5g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8.45g 34%
Protein 18.76g 38%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 11%
Iron 4.4mg 25%
Calcium 63.9mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 274.53 Kcal (1149 kJ)
Calories from fat 124.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.87g 56%
Cholesterol 24.86mg 22%
Sodium 605.72mg 67%
Potassium 126.49mg 7%
Total Carbs 32.3g 28%
Sugars 1.89g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.19g 34%
Protein 7.09g 38%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 11%
Iron 1.7mg 25%
Calcium 24.2mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.8
  • 20

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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