Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easy Pasta and Shrimp

I made this dinner over Christmas and it was delicious. I made it again last Friday (since we can't eat meat on Fridays during Lent) and realized I never posted the recipe. Here it is!
Angel Hair Pasta
8 tablespoons of olive oil
8 tablespoons of butter
Broccoli (fresh or frozen)
Red pepper flakes (and any other spices to taste, I like lemon and pepper seasoning)
10 shrimp (fresh or frozen)
Parmesan cheese to top

-Cook pasta according to directions, drain and add 4 Tbsp of butter and 4 Tbsp of oil
-Clean shrimp and place in frying pan on medium heat with 4 Tbsp of butter and oil, broccoli, and spices
-After shrimp and pasta are cooked, combine and top with Parmesan cheese

10 comments:

  1. that looks like such an easy week night meal! and delicious too!! I'll have to try that soon, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Marjorie -

    That pasta looks so good.

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  3. I love shrimp! Going to have to try this!

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  4. I make this quite frequently, especially during lent. Last week we added a splash of white wine, it helped the shrimp cook amazing (that and the fact that the acme will steam a lb of shrimp for FREE when you purchase it there and their shrimp is A-W-E-S-O-M-E). Love your recipe! If you're looking for a little something different I would recommend trying the splash of white wine.

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  5. Anonymous, I did do a splash of Chardonnay at Christmas time too! I didn't recently since I didn't have it on hand. I also buy the cooked shrimp ahead of time too :) Thanks for recommending it.

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  6. I never use shrimp in my cooking. I really should try though.

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  7. 8 tablespoons of Butter? Really?

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  8. Yep, Anonymous! Are you worried about your weight?! Haha!

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  9. I ask because every comment you make centers on weight. Maybe you should join a gym and slim down (i.e. worry about yourself and not me). I don't have a weight problem so I don't have the same concern! :0

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  10. Furthermore, you use less butter 5-6 tablespoons. It's up to you as long as you use equal amounts of butter and oil. You can also use low-fat butter/margarine. Cooking is an art, not a science.

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