Pasta is dressed up with shrimp, zucchini and red bell pepper in this 15-minute meal. The vegetables cook for a couple of minutes in a skillet, white wine is added, and shrimp cooks for a few more minutes in the white wine sauce. The shrimp remain juicy and tender this way.
If you complete the meal with a ready-to-eat salad tossed with reduced-fat vinaigrette, it will contain about 640 calories with 20 percent of calories from fat.
• Four crushed garlic cloves can be used instead of minced garlic.
• Dried fettuccini can be used. It will take a few minutes longer to cook.
• Use kitchen tongs to toss the pasta and turn the shrimp in the skillet.
• Place water for pasta on to boil.
• Make pasta dish.
• Finish peppers.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s Dinner in Minutes.
To buy: 1 zucchini, 1 red bell pepper, 1 bottle red pepper flakes, 1 bottle dry white wine, 3/4 pound peeled shrimp, 1 box fresh or dried fettuccini, 1 piece Parmesan cheese.
Staples: Olive oil, minced garlic, salt, black peppercorns.
Linda Gassenheimer is the author, most recently, of “Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Table.” Her website is dinnerinminutes.com. Follow her on Twitter @lgassenheimer.