Monday, June 20, 2011

Shrimp Pasta

I threw this dish together pretty quickly yesterday.  I thought I would need cream and it would be nice but I did not have any on hand and didn't feel like running to the store...AGAIN today!  Enjoy and let me know if you use it; like it or have any questions!

1 kilo of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
Spaghettini, boiled to your liking
olive oil
fresh cracked pepper
more butter
garlic, a lot
Parmesan cheese (optional)

It took forever to peel and devein these suckers.  About 1.5 hours.  I was fast too!  Wash them real well and make sure your cats don't get into them!  Set aside the Shrimp.

Take the butter, about 1 tbsp and put in a microwave safe bowl and melt for about 10 - 15 seconds.  Immediately add about 2 - 4 garlic cloves that have been minced in one of those cool gadgets; about two rounds of a pepper mill and some salt.  Mix it well.

Place your boiled Spaghettini in a serving bowl and pour all the garlic butter on it and mix well.  Add the parmesan now if you want it.  Set aside.

In a large pan, melt a little bit of butter, about 1 tsp. and about the same of olive oil (so the butter doesn't burn) and heat.  Add your freshly washed shrimp and begin to cook until they all turn pink.  Add salt and pepper and at the last minute; add about another 2 or 3 cloves of garlic that has been minced.

My son doesn't like shrimp so I had to keep it separate but at this point, you can add the shrimp to the pasta bowl and toss.

Serve with French bread (crusty stick) and enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet the kitties were just hanging around -- "Don't mind me watching, mama while you're peeling shrimp... It's okay if one falls from your hands..." LOL!

Looks yummy to me...