Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sit around the table together...

Okay, this post is for the girls--well unless the boys want to cook--but I had a great experience yesterday, I just had to share it with you.

I came home for lunch yesterday and before I started making sandwiches, I sat down and picked up my Real Simple magazine for this month that I have not even had the chance to look at yet. I stumbled upon a recipe and as I looked over it, I thought hey-I have all these ingredients in my pantry and they say it will only take 15 minutes!

So I got up and started cooking and it was a great special treat for a Wednesday lunch!!! I already had the shrimp thanks to my mom. I love being from the lowcountry and going for a visit--you come home with fresh seafood (I know this is where my being a seafood snob comes in)!!!! So I peeled the shrimp and used these instead of the frozen ones the recipe called for. My mom had cooked these shrimp the way that we cook asparagus--put them on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the non Rachel Ray fans reading this), kosher salt and pepper...not sure the temp she set it at...maybe she can post on this blog and let us know!


Here's the recipe....

Angel Hair with Spicy Shrimp (you can click on this link, but it's below as well)...

3/4 pound angel hair pasta or spaghetti
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound frozen peeled and deveined medium shrimp, thawed
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Kosher salt
2 tablespoons butter


Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute (do not let it brown). Add the shrimp, wine, red pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Simmer until the shrimp are opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the butter until melted. Toss the pasta with the shrimp mixture.


Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITION PER SERVINGCALORIES 540; FAT 13g (sat 4g); CHOLESTEROL 187mg; CARBOHYDRATE 67g; CALORIES FROM FAT 21%; SODIUM 456mg; PROTEIN 34g; FIBER 2g; SUGAR 3g


Enjoy a great meal around the table with your loved ones!!!

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Hey girl. I'm glad that you turned those shrimp into a yummy lunch. Here's how I cooked them: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shrimp in baking pan. Toss with EVOO and Old Bay Seasoning. (You can make it as spicy as you want.) Cook for ten minutes. Peel and enjoy. I saw this on a cooking show on the Food Network. Love you lots!!! mama