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Linguine with Grilled Shrimp & Black Olives
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“The smoky mellowness of grilled shrimp plays against the powerful saltiness of olives in this lively summer pasta.”
1 pound medium shrimp, (30-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
Salt & coarsely ground pepper, to taste
12 ounces whole-wheat linguine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
6 large cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
4 vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ cup brine-cured black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped fresh basil
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (optional)
1Preheat grill to medium-high. Put a large pot of lightly salted water on to boil.
2Thread shrimp onto skewers and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill until just opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp from the skewers and cut each into 3 or 4 pieces. Set aside.
3While the shrimp is grilling, cook linguine until just tender, about 8 minutes. Drain but do not rinse.
4Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until it just starts to brown, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives, the grilled shrimp and cooked linguine; cook, tossing, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, mix in the basil and season with pepper. Top with Parmesan, if using, and serve.