Stash some shrimp in your freezer for nutritious last-minute meals. Here, frozen shrimp stars in this spaghetti recipe with cherry tomatoes and kale. Get the shrimp thawing before you start the pasta and you'll have this easy and delicious dinner ready to eat in about 30 minutes. 

Martha Stewart Living, April 2021

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Credit: Chris Simpson

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions, adding kale 2 minutes before end. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain. Meanwhile, in a large straight-sided skillet, heat oil, red-pepper flakes, garlic, and tomatoes over medium. Season with salt and cook, stirring, until tomatoes begin to burst, about 10 minutes.

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  • Season shrimp with salt and arrange in a single layer on top of tomatoes. Cover and cook until shrimp are bright pink and opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add pasta and kale, butter, and 1/2 cup pasta water; toss until pasta is well coated, adding more pasta water as needed. Serve with cheese and more red-pepper flakes.

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