You can vary this recipe to your own tastes. I most always add onions to the garlic when frying and skip the minced green onions. I have used baby portobello mushrooms also. I always use fresh garlic! This is hubby’s favorite meal.
- ½ pound dried penne pasta
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups thinly sliced yellow squash
- 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini
- 1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup minced fresh chives or green onions
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and pour into a large bowl.
Meanwhile, warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in squash and zucchini, and cook 10 minutes. Stir in shrimp, and cook 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook 2 minutes more.
Pour shrimp and sauce into large bowl with pasta. Sprinkle with chives and Parmesan, and stir to combine.
Prep time: 20 mins / Cooking time: 15 mins / Total time: 35 mins
Serving: 5 / Yield: 5 servings