Monday, September 15, 2014

Shrimp scampi with pasta

Gotta recipe for you...
needed a little comfort food tonight...
I made something my husband loves...

Cheesecake factory shrimp scampi.
Do not attempt if you are on a diet, I cannot even tell you how many calories are involved, but then when you want comfort food..calories don't count!

This is so good you cannot stop eating eat!

Make sure you make a box of the red lobster biscuits, I forgot, ugh!
Also a nice chardonnay (Clos Du Bois) goes great with this seafood dish! Yep, I had to open a bottle because you need a cup to go in the sauce! Meaning I get the leftovers!

Here you go, enjoy: this is a meal for two cook but cook all the pasta to serve 4.

1 bag of small frozen shrimp,  defrost in fridge in the morning, then let them sit in the milk for 1/2 hour before you start cooking. For some reason this step really makes good coated shrimp, I even think Buttermilk will do great, think fried chicken recipes??

1/2 pound angel hair pasta
1/2 can tomato paste
6 cloves garlic
1 cup cream
1 cup white wine
1 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil use at different times
5 fresh basil leaves, chiffinode them
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated

Bowl of milk to soak shrimp approx 2 cups.
Bowl with 1 cup flour, s & p, 2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, enough to coat the shrimp.

Pour some olive oil in a large pan, heat it up. Drain the shrimp and coat them in the bowl of flour mix.
Shake the shrimp off and drop in the hot pan of oil, shake around and cook for a few minutes until light brown, dump onto a plate covered in two paper towels. Set aside. Put your red lobster biscuits in oven!

To the pan add a couple tablespoons of oil if the pan is dry. Add the 6 cloves of garlic minced. Add the wine and heat to reduce about 10 minutes. Cook your pasta in a pan of boiling water during this time.
While the pasta cooks add the cream and milk to the wine and garlic, mix and bring to a boil, then add the paste, mix, add the basil and 3 tablespoons of Parmesan, mix. remove from stove and in the shrimp and stir softly. Drain pasta and add to the sauce and shrimp, mix and plate or put in a serving dish and table it with the biscuits!

Pour the wine!
Eat and know that everything is good and life will work itself out and for god's sake...All you need is love, a little wine, a little money and a little shrimp scampi and pasta!

Peace out my friends,

1 comment:

Colleen said...

I don't mind the calories, it just sounds so rich and I can't do rich!