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Monday, April 16, 2012

Made From Scratch Tuesday 4/17

Sometimes I miss living near an ocean. Ok, so I miss it a lot! The biggest thing I miss? Fresh seafood. Which is odd because I was never really one for seafood when I was a kid. But now, I crave it. And I mean I really crave it! Short of paying for fresh seafood that was flown in that morning (which I have been known to do from time to time), I have to eat frozen. Now frozen shrimp isn't really all that bad. It's not as good as fresh, but it will work. When the husband and I had a shrimp craving, I knew we were going to try out a recipe I saw on the Food Network website from the Neely's!

Start out by cleaning the shrimp. I left this to the husband. But save the shells to make stock for later use!

Start cooking pasta while you work on the rest of the dish. With all your ingredients ready to go, this entire dish will cook in about 10 minutes, which is awesome for those nights when you don't feel like standing in the kitchen forever! Anyway, while your pasta is cooking, saute shrimp for a couple of minutes in olive oil. The shrimp will not be all the way cooked; you don't want to overcook them later on!


Remove shrimp and set aside. In the same pan, saute garlic and red pepper flakes for about a minute. Then add the lemon juice and white wine and reduce for a few minutes. (And I have to point out my new measuring cups that my friend just got me. Aren't they cute?!) Mix in butter and a spoonful of the pasta water.


Toss shrimp back in pan, remove from stove and add in drained pasta. Toss well with parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper!



Now it's time to link up all of your creations!
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. The post has to be made from scratch.
3. The post you link up MUST CONTAIN A RECIPE! 
4. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code for the Made From Scratch Tuesday button on the top right of my sidebar. 
   



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8 comments:

realfoodforager said...

Hi,
I shared a recipe for Braised Paleo Pot roast, and Healthy Homemade Vege Chips!

Thanks for hosting!

mjskit said...

Love, love, love your shrimp and pasta! So easy - I'm going to have to try it! In following with your theme, I've linked up another quick and easy pasta dish. Thanks for hosting!

Pamela said...

This recipe looks so good, I will be making this, my family loves seafood, and I dont make it enough.

Mary Hudak-Collins said...

With my daughter's food allergies, she stays away from seafood most meals. But, this is a recipe that would be right up my husband and son's taste buds. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!

Carrie said...

Thanks for hosting! Love your recipe- thinking my son will be making this soon! He is a shrimp lover! Would love for you to share and link your recipe with us: http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-link-up-week-10/
Thanks so much! Hope to see you there! Carrie @younglivingoillady.com

Kate said...

Yum! That looks very similar to my shrimp scampi recipe! Next time you get a seafood craving, check out some of these: http://katiekateskitchen.blogspot.com/p/seafood.html My all-time favorite is "Norfolk Shrimp Mediterranean Style"

cookinglady.bell5@gmail.com said...

I'm with you I miss living down south cause it's cheaper. I love shrimp and lobster. Great recipe you have posted thanks for sharing.

Kelli Becton-AdventurezInChildRearing said...

Oh this looks yummy! great job- from Kids in the kitchen!

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