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When I worked in a banquet hall many years ago, there was this one recipe that I always wanted to make at home. The patrons raved over how amazing “shrimp ala Pines” was, and I had to agree. It was the perfect blend of Mediterranean flavors- from the shrimp to the feta- with a little taste of sweetness that I assumed was honey. It was amazing! It’s been years since I’ve thought about that recipe, but that all changed when I had a craving for a quick shrimp recipe. It needed to be simple, delicious, and something the whole family would enjoy. This Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta recipe is an homage to the original meal that made me so happy. For this easy meal, we used Lawry’s Herb & Garlic Marinade to bring the dish to life.

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Place shrimp in a bowl. Cover with ½ cup Lawry’s Herb & Garlic Marinade, and let marinate for 15 minutes.

Cook 1 pound of the pasta of your choice according to package directions (we chose penne). Drain and rinse; set aside.

Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add chopped onions, and sauté until translucent. Add ground black pepper, crushed tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of Lawry’s Herb and Garlic Marinade, stir together. (Yes! The marinade is working double duty for this recipe: as a marinade for the seafood, and as a seasoning for the tomato sauce.)

Add honey to sweeten the sauce. Cook sauce 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Add marinated shrimp into the bubbling sauce. Top with crumbled feta cheese, cover, and reduce the heat to low.

After 5 to 7 minutes, the shrimp will be perfectly cooked, and the sauce will taste so good, you won’t be able to believe it took less than 30 minutes to make this meal. Place some pasta in a bowl, top with your Mediterranean shrimp, and enjoy!

I’m telling you, your family is going to love this recipe.