Monday, January 23, 2012

Recipe #1: Garlic-Basil Shrimp

Hi Everyone. How is 2012 going for you so far?

For me its been pretty great.

Busy honeymooning, moving in and doing LOTS of cooking! :)

As you might know, one of my resolutions for the year is to try 100 new recipes. {that's a little over 8 per month!} I thought I would blog about them for you! {at least the good ones ;)}

Recipe #1

Garlic-Basil Shrimp

{borrowed and enjoyed from Better Homes and Gardens}

{see notes at the bottom! This was incredible! Its really adaptable as well, for veggies or those who don't like seafood!}

Serves 4


6 oz dried whole wheat fettuccine or linguine {we used basil linguine from Target, Archer Farms brand}
2 T Olive Oil
1 1/4 lbs. frozen large shrimp {THAWED, peeled, de-veined}

Tip: buy the shrimp already cooked, peeled and de-veined, then all you have to do is thaw and cook with the rest of the meal.

3 cloves of minced garlic
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper {or more if you like spice}
3/4 cup of dry white wine
1 1/2 cups grape {or cherry} tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup finely chopped FRESH basil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper

1) Cook pasta according to instructions on package; drain and keep warm.
2) Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the shrimp and cook until cooked/heated through. Turn the shrimp over once during this process. 
3) Transfer shrimp to bowl with slotted spoon. {Leave oil in skillet}
4) Place garlic and crushed red pepper flakes into skillet with remaining oil. Cook until fragrant {not long at all!}. Add the wine and cook over high heat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the tomatoes and the basil. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Return shrimp to pan and heat through. Serve over the pasta. {make sure to spoon over a lot of the sauce! Its the best part!}


This recipe is incredible! It was sort of a quick decision but it is incredible! We gave it 7/10 {granted we have nothing to go off of since it was the first}.

If you are a vegetarian, or if you don't like seafood this recipe is very adaptable. In my opinion the sauce is the best part! So you could make it veggie and serve it over pasta. You could add tofu or cooked chicken and it would be delicious as well.


All for now!


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