Garlic shrimp pasta with hearts of palm

shrimp and heart of palm pastaI literally made up this dish tonight because I didn’t feel like cooking and really didn’t have time to cook. I even cut a few corners because I did had some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so this even qualifies as a great leftover meal. But, of course, you can boil your pasta and give it a go. The dish turned out pretty tasty. It may just be added into the rotation.

What you need:

-Pasta – whatever type you choose – I used spaghetti (cooked)
-A bag of frozen cooked shrimp (freezer section of the grocery store – usually about 30-40 pieces)
-Can of hearts of palm
-Tomato sauce
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-2-3 tablespoons garlic, chopped (I stock the readymade kind)
-3-4 tablespoons margarine or butter
-Salt & pepper to taste
-Italian seasoning

What you do:

shrimp and heart of palm pastaTake your cooked pasta out of the fridge (or make a fresh batch). Portion is up to you, I based this dish for about 2 people but I had leftovers.
Open your bag of frozen shrimp and place into a bowl of lukewarm water.
Chop up your hearts of palm (quantity is up to you).
Take a saucepan, heat to medium, pour in olive oil and spoon in garlic.
Let the garlic cook for about a minute or so.
Drain the shrimp. Add to the saucepan.
Spoon in the margarine.
Add your salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Cover with a lid and let cook for about 4-5 minutes.
Remove from heat.

To serve:

Plate your pasta.
Spoon some shrimp and liquid onto your pasta.
Add hearts of palm.
Add a couple tablespoons of tomato sauce.
Toss and enjoy.

This dish took me 10 minutes to make. Enjoy!

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