Dinner for President Obama: Michelle's Shrimp With Linguine

"Michelle says that Barack loves this -"
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  • Remove shells from shrimp and place them in hot chicken broth.
  • Devein and clean shrimp.
  • Thinly slice garlic [in this dish, the more garlic, the better].
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box. Drain and set aside.
  • Note that it is important NOT to overcook the pasta!
  • In a large frying pan, heat the 1 T of olive oil on high heat. Saute the sliced garlic until it begins to brown slightly.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until they just begin to turn pink. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the sliced sun-dried tomatoes and cook over medium heat for a minute.
  • Add the linguine and stir until the whole mixture is thoroughly blended.
  • Strain chicken broth to remove shells and slowly add some to the noodles and shrimp to remove any browned stuff stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the dish stand for a few minutes to blend the flavors.
  • Sprinkle the sliced basil on top before serving.

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