Monday, March 23, 2015

Shrimp and Pasta....the BEST~!

I saw Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, cooking a dish today and just had to try it.
Tonight, I made her Shrimp and Pasta and it was even better than it looked on the video I saw.

Cook one pound of a thin linguini or fettucini

Meanwhile, melt a half stick of butter in about one cup of olive oil....then throw in 1 1/2 minced cloves of garlic (or more) and sautee just for a bit, don't overcook the garlic!....throw in 1 pound of peeled/deveined shrimp and cook on both sides till pink.  Add about 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice and about 2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon rind can also add a pinch or more of red pepper flakes if you like.  And S&P, of course.

When the pasta's cooked, throw the drained pasta into the shrimp/butter/lemon pan and toss well to coat all the pasta...then throw in some minced fresh parsley and ENJOY!

This was DELICIOUS....I hope you enjoy the lemon flavors on the pasta...

You can also top it with a little Parmesan cheese....I don't go by that "no cheese with fish" rule...not in a dish with pasta.




Baysider said...

I'm not a pasta eater, but THIS does look yummy!

Always On Watch said...

Garlic and I do not interact well -- unless I drink a lot of aloe juice about 15 minutes before eating.

Mr. AOW loves pasta, so I might try this recipe.

Lisa said...

I have made shrimp similar to this too. I had gotten it from
Lidia Bastianich . If you want to thicken the sauce she mixed about a tsp of flavored breadcrumbs in the sauce and about 1/2 tsp of marinara sauce just to give it a slight tint

Z said...

Baysider; use spaghetti squash....

AOW...leave out the garlic and let him add some garlic powder to it if he likes....the lemon's what makes it so outstanding!

Lisa... I'm not big on the breadcrumb I LOVE the lightness of this 'sauce'....and the red sauce is totally different, but if you like it, why not?....not sure I'd like it with the lemon, tho?

Sparky said...

That sounds very similar to the way we eat shrimp and pasta. I grew up in coastal Florida and one of our main fares was shrimp (also blue crap, trout, soft shell turtle, etc.). We caught our own. One secret, be sure to not over cook the shrimp. Seafood only needs to be warm otherwise it looses all its natural good flavor.
Luv ~:)

Z said...

sparky! If only warmed raw shrimp, I couldn't eat it! It has to go white throughout, right? But, you're absolutely right on not overcooking seafood! :-)

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