It's Summertime; who has the time to cook? Not I! But I'm in the kitchen more than I would like to be. & If you're like me, you want your meals to be quick, healthy & of course, delicious.
A pasta dish with veggies & shrimp was our dinner the other night & it left everyone wanting seconds & even thirds! If you're not a seafood lover, that's okay. You can easily switch the shrimp for some chicken breast. Oh, if you don't already have an Air Fryer, um, it's time! We have two here at CCH, a small one & a large family-size one. I'll link the ones that we have below. To keep my fryer pan in excellent condition, I use aluminum sheets & each time I use the fryer, it's such an easy cleanup. Okay, now onto the recipe.
16 oz Fusilli pasta
16 oz Raw shrimp
1 Roma tomato
3-4 celery stems
Cilantro half of a bunch
1/2 cup Trader Joe's organic Italian dressing
Salt & pepper to taste
Italian seasonings to taste
1 TBS dry basil leaves, crushed
In a large pot, bring 4 quarts to a rolling boil. Add your pasta, stirring it in. Once you have all your pasta in the pot, add a dash of olive oil to prevent your pasta from sticking. While your pasta is cooking for about 9-11 minutes, chop up your celery & cilantro & add to your serving dish. Add your Italian seasonings, basil, salt & pepper, and set aside.
Clean & peel your shrimp. Place them on your air fryer. Coat both sides of the shrimp with salt & pepper & a sprinkle of Italian seasonings. Cook for 8 - 10 minutes at 370, flipping them halfway.
Once your pasta is done, drain & do a quick rinse & let cool for a few minutes. At this time, you can cut your tomato into small wedges and add them to your dish. Add in your pasta, shrimp & Italian dressing, lemon juice & gently toss all ingredients together.
Serve with fresh artisan bread or olive oil crackers from Costco; it's what we had on hand that day. Bring your dish to the table & have your family enjoy it & watch as they serve themselves more!