Monday, May 02, 2011

Fresh Pasta, Jumbo Shrimp and Garlic

Fresh Pasta, Jumbo Shrimp and Garlic

 (Sorry this picture is not that good....we didn't have time for a good photo shoot! Our bellies were calling....)

This has been a staple for us for a few years now.  We always look for specials on fresh shrimp at our local grocer - sometimes we are blown away by the deals.  (We get lobster tails too!)  I have tried this with frozen shrimp and have had outstanding results.  I like to keep a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for those nights when we want something delicious and quick.

What you will need:
Fresh Pasta - 1 pkg - 9oz.
1 Pound Jumbo Shrimp
1/4 cup butter
Olive Oil - drizzles
Crushed Garlic - 8 cloves
Dried or Fresh Parsley - 2 pinches
Italian Seasoning - small palm-full
Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Optional: red pepper flakes

flavor, baby!

Fresh Angel Hair Pasta

cleaned & devained jumbo shrimp

Let's Cook! 
Heat the butter on med.
Cook the shrimp until it turns pink and begins to coil.

Follow the package instruction for cooking the pasta.
Fresh angel hair pasta cooks quick!  About 2 minutes only.
Drain when done, drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.

We are becoming a big fans of Fresh & Easy olive oils.

Add garlic and herbs.  Stir to combine. 
Combine the cooked pasta with the shrimp. 
Drizzle with olive oil. 
Add salt and pepper to taste.

Fill each plate or pasta bowl with the pasta portion,
top with shrimp and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! We eat a ton of garlic - just went to the local garlic festival last weekend.


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