Sunday, December 28, 2008

Spinach ravioli in red sauce with shrimp and basil - 30 minutes

I bought the spinach and cheese ravioli dual pack from Costco (I also like their chicken ravioli). These are great because you can store them in the freezer, and it does not require defrosting before cooking. Perfect for unplanned dinner making last night.

+ 1 pack of ravioli, either frozen or defrosted (I bought from Costco)
+ 1/2 jar of spaghetti sauce (I used Francesco Rinaldi brand bought from Target - see picture)
+ (Optional) 1-2 fresh tomato, cut into chunks
+ 10-20 shrimps - peeled and deveined (I bought the already peeled and deveined frozen shrimp package from Asian grocery store)
+ 20-30 basil leaves
+ 1-2 tsp oil
+ 3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
+ Dashes of salt and sugar to taste

Cooking instructions:
+ Boil the ravioli per instructions on the package (cooking time for frozen versus defrosted). + Drain ravioli and set aside
+ Heat up 1-2 tsp oil in a sauce pan over low to medium heat, then add the chopped garlic for a quick 30 sec
+ Stir in the tomato chunks and shrimps quickly for 2 minutes, then take the shrimps out into a seperate bowl
+ Leave the tomato chunks in the sauce pan, add spaghettie sauce.
+ Reduce heat to low and stir often for about 20 minutes to let the sauce heat evenly and to avoid splatting, cover if you want.
+ Add back the shrimps and add basil into the sauce for a few minutes before serving.
+ Add salt and sugar to taste, if needed.

Serve 3 servings (for us! you may be hungrier)

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