Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Butter noodles and saute'd shrimp

Shrimp are probably the easiest and tastiest things on the earth. Here is the recipe for our delicious dinner of last night, which all my children enjoyed. My husband however, asked, "what stinks?" when he came home. Can't please everyone.


Jumbo, flash frozen, pre-cooked, Shrimp - about 6 pieces per person works well for our family

1/4 stick of butter

Olive Oil

2 Garlic cloves

Parsley, oregano, crushed red pepper, rosemary, salt, pepper, chives, onion flakes, you know, what every yummy spices you like.

Noodles (we used linguine)


Thaw the shrimp by running cold water over them in a colander; set aside. Boil and salt water, drop in noodles. In a skillet, on medium heat, melt butter with a few TBS of olive oil. When that is nice and melty, add garlic, onions and all the spices your heart enjoys (we used all those listed above, in moderation). Let the garlic get happy, but not toasty. Drop in the shrimp. They are already cooked, so you are just warming them through and covering them in yummies. Then turn the heat way down. When the noodles are done, drain and combine them with the shrimpy buttery happiness.

We served this with apple slices, steamed cauliflower, and watermelon. It is my current theory that fruit and veggies should make up the main parts of your meal and the meats and grains should be treated more like small side dishes.

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