Sunday, April 15, 2012

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

I like pasta and it likes me. Noodles, garlic and parmesan cheese are constant finds in my kitchen. Trying to keep the ingredients and budget low, I found a recipe on, yes, Pinterest , for a Creamy Garlic Pasta. (Btw, awesome new blog to follow...The Cheese Pusher!) I had previously found a recipe for garlic shrimp. Why not just combine the two and make Garlic Shrimp Pasta? Feeling SUPER creative, I decided to add in peas as well.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Serves: 2-3
Cook Time according to Cheese Pusher? She doesn't say.
Cook Time according to Rachel: 35 mins
How hard was this for Rachel to make? Easy


Ingredients                                                                             
4 tsp olive oil
4  tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 cups chicken stock
1/2 lbs noodle of choice
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup peas
1/2 lbs shrimp

Note: I used medium shrimp. I would recommend jumbo 

Directions:


Normally, J is the master of anything that involves knives. However, J wasn't home and do you think I had any idea what it means to mince garlic? Nope. But thanks to the internets, I found a video that taught me how. 


In a large pot, bring 2 tsp olive oil to a medium-low heat. Add garlic and stir allowing to cook for 1-2 minutes. Mix in butter until it is melted.

            

Add salt, pepper and chicken stock. Raise the heat to high and let it come to a boil. Add in pasta and cook according to the directions on the box.



While pasta is cooking, de-tail your shrimp. I am sure there is a proper term, but de-tail sounds good.


In a seperate pan, heat oil on medium. Toss in shrimp and saute until fully cooked. Season with salt and pepper as desired. I added a little garlic salt...why not?!


Once pasta is cooked, reduce stove to medium heat and mix in parmesan until completely melted.


Turn off heat and stir in cream, peas & shrimp. Serve immediately! Enoy!


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