This delicious dish takes a short amount of time to throw together and if you like pasta, shrimp and ham, this just may be the recipe for you.
“Angel hair” is the Americanized name for the Italian word cappellini, literally meaning “thin hair.” The pasta is very fine and excellent with delicate sauces. The sauce in this recipe is light with just the right ingredients to complement the pasta. The ham renders a wonderful smoky flavor to the dish with the Rotel tomatoes adding a touch of heat to the shrimp and ham.
This is a savory dish that makes meal time a snap and your family and friends will love it!
Shrimp and Ham over Angel Hair Pasta
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 pound steak ham, diced into small pieces
1 (10-ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
In a large skillet on medium high heat, add olive oil and garlic and onions, cook for 2 minutes.
Add ham and sauté for 3 minutes. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
In skillet, add tomatoes and onions. Cook slowly for 10 minutes.
Add cornstarch and water; combine well and cook for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile cook pasta.
Add ham and shrimp to skillet mixture.
Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook for about 5-7 minutes until shrimp is cooked.
Serve over hot pasta.
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