Shrimp, Tomato, and Basil Pasta



1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.

2. In a large skillet, heat 4 teaspoons oil over high. Add shrimp; cook until opaque throughout, turning occasionally, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; set aside.

3. Make sauce: To the same skillet, add remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic; cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

4. Add canned tomatoes and their juice, along with 2 cups water; bring to a boil.

5. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes have softened and are saucy, about 15 minutes.

6. Remove sauce from heat; stir in cherry tomatoes.

7. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions.

8. Drain; return pasta to pot. Add tomato sauce, shrimp, and basil; season with salt and pepper, and toss. Serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves, if desired.