Angel Hair Pasta w/Shrimp and dried Tomatoes
2-oz dried tomatoes 4 tablespoon olive oil
5 large peeled garlic cloves 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound angle hair pasta 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled.
Boil 2 cups of water and pour over tomatoes (try chopping dried tomatoes before adding to water)
Combine olive oil and garlic cloves in a wide skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until cloves are beginning to soften and turn a little golden.
Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil.
Clean and chop mushrooms(we left sliced). Drain the tomatoes, saving 3/4 cup of the water. Chop tomatoes into small pieces and set aside.
When the garlic has softened, mash it with a fork. Add mushrooms to skillet and turn up heat. Cook mushrooms until light brown. Add shrimp, salt , pepper, hot red pepper flakes, tomato bits and tomato soaking water. Cook until shrimp turns pink, about 3 minutes.
When the other water boils, add angel hair and cook 3 minutes. Drain well and toss other ingredients with pasta. Served three. Served with salad and foccacia bread. [We used frozen cooked shrimp; thawed in strainer; cooked mushrooms, etc., including shrimp in frying pan, sans tomato water. Added to pasta when done. Did OK. 8/31/96 real gooooood.